Person    | Male  Born 8/2/1819  Died 20/1/1900

John Ruskin

Categories: Art, Literature, Poetry

Author, poet, artist and art critic. Born at 54 Hunter Street, Brunswick Square. His first prose work was published in 1834 when he was only 15. He was a friend of Turner and became his executor. It is believed that he subsequently destroyed some of Turner's works because of their 'pornographic' nature. His theories influenced the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Admirer and long-term friend of Kate Greenaway. Died at Brantwood, Cumbria.

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John Ruskin

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Emma Cons - Old Vic

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John Ruskin

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Robert Grosvenor statue

{On the milestone on which he props his foot:} Chester 197 miles. (Right ba...

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Sir John Gilbert

Sir John Gilbert

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Peter De Wint

Peter De Wint

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1 memorial
Marvellous Murals

Marvellous Murals

Producers of large scale art projects founded by Dean Tweedy.

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1 memorial
Dave Binnington

Dave Binnington

Mural artist active in 1976.  See Rochfort.

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1 memorial
Arts Council of England / Great Britain

Arts Council of England / Great Britain

1940 the Committee for Encouragement of Music and the Arts (CEMA) was set up by Royal Charter.  About 1946 it became the Arts Council of Great Britain and in 1994 it was split into national bodies,...

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15 memorials