(1817 - 1904)
George Frederic Watts was active/lived in England, Italy. George Watts is known for Symbolist easel and mural painting, sculpture, history, landscape, portraits.
Biography George Watts
George Frederic Watts, OM, was a popular English Victorian painter and sculptor associated with the Symbolist* movement. Watts became famous in his lifetime for his allegorical works, such as Hope and Love and Life. These paintings were intended to form part of an epic symbolic cycle called the "House of Life", in which the emotions and aspirations of life would all be represented in a universal symbolic language.
Watts was born in Marylebone, London on the birthday of George Frederic Handel (after whom he was named), to the second wife of a poor piano-maker. Delicate in health and with his mother dying while he was still young, he was home-schooled by his father in a conservative interpretation of Christianity a
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