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 Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema  (1836 - 1912)

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Lived/Active: United Kingdom/Netherlands      Known for: classical-theme paintings

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BIOGRAPHY for Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
1836 (Netherlands)
1912 (Wiesbaden)

United Kingdom/Netherlands

Often Known For
classical-theme paintings

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Laurens Alma Tadema was born in 1836 in Holland. His parents thought art was no profession for a gentleman, and as a result, he worked himself into tuberculosis studying art and law at the same time. He became a British citizen, a Royal Academician and was knighted by Queen Victoria. Merchandised by a shrewd worldwide dealer, his work became hugely popular in that other burgeoning empire, the United States.

Alma-Tadema held the limelight in Britain and America, but until recently he has (showing 500 of 2914 characters).

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