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John Ruskin

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John Ruskin

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

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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