(1708 - 1776)
Francis Hayman was active/lived in United Kingdom. Francis Hayman is known for Rococo style decorative painting, history, portraits, book illustration.
Biography Francis Hayman
Francis Hayman RA (1708 - 2 February 1776) was an English painter and illustrator who became one of the founding members of the Royal Academy in 1768, and later its first librarian.
Born in Exeter, Devon, Hayman begun his artistic career as a scene painter in London's Drury Lane theatre (where he also appeared in minor roles) before establishing a studio in St Martin's Lane.
A versatile artist influenced by the French Rococo style, he achieved some note during the 1740s through decorative paintings executed for the supper boxes at Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens in London. Hayman was also a successful portraitist and history painter.
Combining some of these, he contributed 31 pictures to a 1744 edition of Shakespeare's plays
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