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Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale
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Born in Surrey, on the outskirts of London, the family lawyer, Matthew Fortescue-Brickdale and his wife Sarah. In 1889, enrolls in art school Crystal Palace School of Art, where he studied at the Herbert bone. 1896 attends the Royal Academy of arts in London. Early in his career the artist, Eleanor is engaged primarily in book illustration, and later the oil painting in the pre-Raphaelite style. In his later years has given much attention to glass painting, stained glass painting. First receiving critical acclaim, the artist's painting "Lost true love" (The Pale Complexion of True Love 1899). Exhibition of paintings by E. Fortescue-Brickdale was held at the Royal Academy of arts in (1898-1908 years), her watercolors in the gallery, Dowdeswell.

While studying at the Academy, Eleanor was under the creative influence of John L. Shaw, a student of one of the largest representatives preraphaelite John Everett Millais and John William Waterhouse. When John Shaw in 1911, opened his own school of art (Byam Shaw School of Art), E. Fortescue-Brickdale teaches it. In 1909, Ernest brown, curator of the Leicester galleries, acquires a series of 28 watercolors by Eleanor, to illustrate a poem by A. Tennyson "Idylls of the king" (Idylls of the King), over which the artist worked for two years. These works were exhibited in the gallery in 1911. The following year, 24 of them were included in the Deluxe edition of the first four "Idylls". Later work by E. Fortescue-Brickdale marked primarily by its fascination with stained glass paintings in churches.
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