John William Waterhouse

John William Waterhouse was born to English parents in Italy 1849 but moved to London to enrol at the Royal Academy of Art. Later he exhibited at their summer exhibitions

He was given the title of the Modern Pre-Raphaelite as he worked in their style but decades after their heyday in the mid 19th century.

He was known for his paintings of women from Ancient Greek mythology and Arthurian legends.

Liverpool has a few of his paintings including this at the Walker and two at the Lady Lever here and here

References:-
www.johnwilliamwaterhouse.com
www.tate.org

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