Artist. English painter and writer. The younger son of Sir Robert Perret Collier (later Lord Monkswell), Collier and was educated at Eton College. After being introduced to the artist Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, he studied at the Slade School of Art in London, under Edward Poynter, before moving to Paris where he studied under Jean-Paul Laurens and then went to Munich. Collier sent a steady stream of portraits and subject pictures backto the Royal Academy in London from 1870 until the end of his life. Amongst his many portrait works are Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Ellen Terry and Madge Kendal in "The Merry Wives of Windsor". His contemporary fame rested on such works as the "Prodigal Daughter" and a "Fallen Idol".
Bio by: Kieran Smith