William Stott Of Oldham: 1857 1900, "A Comet Rushing To The Sun"

William Stott Of Oldham A Comet Rushing To The Sun William Stott son of an Oldham mill owner left for Paris in at the age of twenty to train with the classical French painter Jean Leon Gerome Adopting a Realist style of painting he achieved

  • Title: William Stott Of Oldham: 1857 1900, "A Comet Rushing To The Sun"
  • Author: Roger Brown William Stott
  • ISBN: 9781903470213
  • Page: 362
  • Format: Hardcover
  • William Stott, son of an Oldham mill owner, left for Paris in 1878, at the age of twenty, to train with the classical French painter Jean Leon Gerome Adopting a Realist style of painting, he achieved rapid success, being medalled at the Paris Salon in 1882 for his painting The Bathing Place Munich He quickly became a hero figure among the British and American artists William Stott, son of an Oldham mill owner, left for Paris in 1878, at the age of twenty, to train with the classical French painter Jean Leon Gerome Adopting a Realist style of painting, he achieved rapid success, being medalled at the Paris Salon in 1882 for his painting The Bathing Place Munich He quickly became a hero figure among the British and American artists in Paris and was an influential member of the international colony of artists at Grez sur Loing, near Paris In 1889 he had a one man exhibition at Durand Ruel s gallery in Paris On returning to England he became a follower and close friend of James McNeill Whistler, until his painting of Whistler s mistress, Maud Franklin, depicted naked as Venus born of the Sea Foam Oldham Art Gallery , caused a rift between them In his latter years he exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy, mainly highly decorative works depicting scenes from mythology He died in 1900 at the age of forty two while on a sea crossing to Ireland This book reveals an interesting and important artist whose best work has hardly been seen in public, and has hitherto never been photographed or published in colour His pastels of Alpine peaks and glaciers, of torrents, of the sea, of beaches and of the simple countryside round his home in the village of Ravenglass in Cumbria will be a revelation, and the reconstruction of his career here by Roger Brown is a significant contribution to the study of Symbolism and Impressionism.

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