(1843 - 1912)
John Emms was active/lived in England. John Emms is known for dog and horse portraits, animals in landscape.
Biography John Emms
A late 19th and 20th century British painter in realist style of horses
and dogs, especially in hunting scenes, John Emms began exhibiting his
paintings at the Royal Academy of London in 1866. He was born in
Blofield, Norfolk, and had a strong interest in art, which took him to
London for study. There he became studio assistant fo Frederick
Leighton, later Lord Leighton, and in this capacity traveled to New
Forest in Lyndhurst to do a fresco, The Ten Virgins, for the local church.
In Lyndhurst, he became exposed to an outdoor lifestyle and he became
enthusiastic sportsman, especially fond of hunting and of horseback
riding. He also mixed well with the local gentry, and met many of
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