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 Edward John Poynter

Edward John Poynter

Birth
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Death 26 Jul 1919 (aged 83)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial London, City of London, Greater London, England
Plot The Crypt
Memorial ID 11804 · View Source
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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."

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  • Added: 17 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11804
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward John Poynter (20 Mar 1836–26 Jul 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11804, citing Saint Paul's Cathedral, London, City of London, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .