(1781 - 1829)
George Dawe was active/lived in United Kingdom. George Dawe is known for painting.
Biography George Dawe
Born in London in 1781, George Dawe came from an artistic family: his father Philip Dawe was a well-known mezzotint engraver and his siblings, Henry Edward Dawe, James Philip Dawe and Mary Margaret Dawe were professional artists. Having received a Gold Medal from London's Royal Academy in 1803, George Dawe was elected Royal Academician in 1814.
From the mid-1810s, Dawe concentrated on portraiture. His full-length portrait of the actress Eliza O'Neil in character as Shakespeare's Juliet was a great public success. Over the summer of 1815 Dawe had employed a young John Constable to render the background and this theatrical scene, full of romantic atmosphere created by the effect of glittering lamplight, stirred public opinion when exhibited
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