(1874 - 1962)
Francis Owen Salisbury was active/lived in District Of Columbia / United Kingdom. Francis Salisbury is known for portrait-notables and history painting.
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Francis Owen Salisbury (18741962) was an artist from Harpenden in Hertfordshire, England who specialized in portraits, murals and stained glass. He was initially employed repairing bicycles in his father's Cycle Depot and his first studio as a professional painter was in an attic loaned by his uncle. Nevertheless, at the height of his career, he became known as Britain's "Painter Laureate" and his sitters at 'Sarum Chase', his neo-Tudor mansion-studio in Hampstead, were the leading figures of his day.
He trained at Heatherley's Art School and the Royal Academy Schools where the visiting lecturers included Edwin Austin Abbey, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, J. Seymour Lucas, Sir William Blake Richmond and John Singer Sargent. His career as
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