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Sir Frederic Leighton

Sir Frederic Leighton

Birth
Scarborough, Scarborough Borough, North Yorkshire, England
Death 25 Jan 1896 (aged 65)
Kensington, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England
Burial London, City of London, Greater London, England
Plot The Crypt, Artists Corner
Memorial ID 11802 · View Source
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Artist. Lord Frederic Leighton was born in Scarborough in the north of England, his father was a doctor and his grandfather had been the physician of the Russian royal family. He entered the Berlin School of Art in his early teens, and after a year enrolled in the Art Academy of Florence. The Nazarene and Italian Renaissance were big influences on his early career. His 17-foot-long work "Cimabue's Celebrated Madonna Carried in Procession Through the Streets of Rome" created a sensation in 1855, and established his reputation as an artist overnight. He was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1864, became a full Academician in 1868, and became President of the Academy in 1878, the same year he was knighted. He served as PRA for almost two decades, and his presidency was a time of unrivalled success and prestige. A life-long bachelor, Leighton was energetic and very hardworking. He was made a baronet in 1886, and was created Baron Leighton of Stretton just days before his death. One of his most recognized and widely-reproduced works is "Flaming June", painted in 1895.

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  • Added: 17 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11802
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sir Frederic Leighton (3 Dec 1830–25 Jan 1896), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11802, citing Saint Paul's Cathedral, London, City of London, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .