Edward John (Sir) Poynter
(1836 - 1919)
Edward John (Sir) Poynter was active/lived in United Kingdom, England, France. Edward Poynter is known for allegory and history painting, design, drawing.
Biography Edward John (Sir) Poynter
Sir Edward John Poynter, 1st Baronet, PRA was an English painter, designer, and draughtsman who served as President of the Royal Academy*. He was the son of the architect Ambrose Poynter, and was born in Paris, though his parents returned to Britain soon after. He was educated at Brighton College and Ipswich School, but left school early for reasons of ill health, spending winters in Madeira and Rome. In 1853 he met Frederick Leighton in Rome, who made a great impression on the 17-year-old Poynter. On his return to London he studied at Leigh's academy in Newman Street and the Royal Academy Schools, before going to Paris to study in the studio of the classicist painter Charles Gleyre where James McNeill Whistler and George du Maurier w
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