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John Crome - British Artist From Art History

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Historical Artist - John Crome (1768 - 1821)

John Crome was apprenticed to a sign painter early in his life, and then traveled to London in 1790 to copy the works in his benefactor, Thomas Harvey’s personal collection. Here he first encountered his major influences, Wilson, Gainsborough, Ruisdael and Hobbema. Crome helped found the Norwich Society of Artists in 1803 and became their president. Although he had a strong reputation, Crome’s progressive developments kept his income low and forced him to teach for most of his career. John Crome is also known as Old Crome to distinguish him from his son, John Berney Crome, who was also a well-known artist. Crome went on to become the founder of the Norwich school of painters, of which John Sell Cotman is another famous member. He worked both in watercolour and oil. His oil paintings alone number in excess of 300. Many can be seen at major galleries around the world, including the Tate Gallery and the Royal Academy, but he is also well represented in Norwich itself. He also produced etchings and taught art.

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