John Melhuish Strudwick
(1849 - 1937)
John Melhuish Strudwick was active/lived in England. John Strudwick is known for allegorical figure painting, pre-Raphaelite.
Biography John Melhuish Strudwick
John Melhuish Strudwick was a Victorian Pre-Raphaelite painter, the son of William Strudwick (1808-1861) and Sarah Melhuish (1800-1862). He attended St Saviour's Grammar School in Southwark. Disliking the idea of a business career, he took classes at the Royal Academy Schools in South Kensington, but was not regarded as a promising student. In the 1860s he was encouraged by a visitor, the Scottish genre painter, John Pettie, whose style he subsequently emulated.
His depiction of the ballad of 'Auld Robin Gray', which was exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists in 1873, is an example of this period. His art style, however, developed in a new direction in the 1870s when he worked first as studio assistant to his uncle Spence
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