Constable, John (1776-1837) by Scholes, Robert

John Constable (1776 – 1837)

Born in Suffolk, he came to London to study at the Royal Academy Schools in 1799. Maturing slowly as an artist, he became a major figure in landscape painting, and a much admired predecessor of the French impressionists. He is especially known for his careful and varied treatment of cloud formations.

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