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John Brett - British Artist From Art History

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Historical Artist - John Brett (1831 - 1902)

John Brett painted mostly seascapes and coastal scenes that were influenced by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and John Ruskin. His early paintings were noted for their skilled and elaborate detail. Consequently, later in Brett’s career, his output decreased and he died practically unknown. During summers in the 1880's Brett rented the castle at Newport, Pembrokeshire to use as a base for his large family while he painted, sketched and photographed the south and west costs of Wales. Brett was also a keen astronomer, having studied the subject from childhood. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1871.

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