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Edward John Poynter
Birth: Mar. 20, 1836
Death: Jul. 26, 1919

Artist. Born in Paris, his father was an architect and landscape painter. As a student, Poynter associated with the likes of Whistler and Alma-Tadema, and met Frederic Leighton while studying in Rome. Leighton was probably his single greatest artistic influence. Described as an unsympathetic, brusque man, Poynter established himself in the art world in 1865 with "Faith Unto Death," followed by great success with "Isreal And Egypt" and "The Catapult." He became an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1869, and a full Academician in 1876. He served as Director of the National Gallery from 1894-1904, and succeeded Sir John Everett Millais as President of the Royal Academy in 1896. He was knighted in 1898 and became a baronet in 1902. Some of his most recognized works are "Lesbia and her Sparrow," "Reading," and "The Cave of the Storm Nymphs." (bio by: Kristen Conrad) 
 
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Saint Paul's Cathedral
London
City of London
Greater London, England
Plot: The Crypt
 
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Record added: Aug 17, 2000
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