John Atkinson Grimshaw
(1836 - 1893)
John Atkinson Grimshaw was active/lived in United Kingdom, England. John Grimshaw is known for nocturnal, atmospheric scene painting.
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John Atkinson Grimshaw was born 6 September 1836 in Leeds, England. In 1856 he married his cousin Frances Hubbard (1835-1917). In 1861, at the age of 24, to the dismay of his parents, he departed from his first job as a clerk for the Great Northern Railway to pursue a career in art. He began exhibiting in 1862, under the patronage of the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society, with paintings mainly of birds, fruit, and blossoms. He became particularly successful in the 1870s and was able to afford to rent a second home in Scarborough, which also became a favorite subject.
Grimshaw's primary influence was the Pre-Raphaelites*. True to the Pre-Raphaelite style, he put forth landscapes of accurate color a
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