Edward Theodore (ET) Compton
(1849 - 1921)
Edward Theodore (E.T.) Compton was active/lived in United Kingdom, England, Germany. Edward Compton is known for mountain scene painting, illustration, mountain climbing.
Biography Edward Theodore (E.T.) Compton
Edward Theodore Compton, usually referred to as E. T. Compton, was an English-born, German artist, illustrator and mountain climber. He is well known for his paintings and drawings of alpine scenery, and as a mountaineer made 300 major ascents including no fewer than 27 first ascents.
Compton was born in Stoke Newington in London, the son of Theodore Compton, an art-loving insurance agent, and grew up in a deeply religious Quaker household. He attended various art schools, including, for a time, the Royal Academy of Arts, London* , but otherwise he was mainly self-taught in art.
In 1867, wanting the best education for their artistically-talented son, and due to the high cost of schooling in England, the family decided to emigr
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