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John Constable - British Artist From Art History

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Historical Artist - John Constable (1776 - 1837)

British landscape painter, John Constable was born and raised in Suffolk, England. Although at the beginning of his career, landscape painting was a low paid and disrespected career, Constable chose that path despite the indignation of his family and friends. He married Maria Bicknell in 1816 and supported her by painting portraits. His real interest however was in painting the landscape of his birthplace, an agricultural and therefore unpopular region for landscape subjects. After creating a series of six-foot wide landscapes, Constable was granted membership of the Royal Academy and won a gold medal at the Paris Salon. Although his paintings are now among the most popular and valuable in British art, he was never financially successful and did not become a member of the establishment until he was elected to the Royal Academy at the age of 52. He sold more paintings in France than in his native England.

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