|John William Waterhouse|
Waterhouse, circa 1886.
|Born||6 April 1849|
Rome, Papal States
|Died||10 February 1917 (aged 67)|
London, England, United Kingdom
|Works||Hylas and the Nymphs|
The Lady of Shalott
|Spouse(s)||Esther Kenworthy Waterhouse|
|Parent(s)||William and Isabella Waterhouse|
John William Waterhouse RA (6 April 1849 – 10 February 1917) was an English painter known for working first in the Academic style and for then embracing the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood's style and subject matter. His artworks were known for their depictions of women from both ancient Greek mythology and Arthurian legend.
Born in Rome to English parents who were both painters, Waterhouse later moved to London, where he enrolled in the Royal Academy of Art. He soon began exhibiting at their annual summer exhibitions, focusing on the creation of large canvas works depicting scenes from the daily life and mythology of ancient Greece.
John William Waterhouse, The Lady of Shalott 1888, on free display at Tate Britain in the 1940's display room http://bit.ly/2xOIuq9