(1768 - 1821)
John (Old Crome) Crome was active/lived in England. John Crome is known for landscape painting, printmaking, teaching.
Biography John Crome
Crome was an English painter, printmaker, collector and teacher, who
was born in the English city of Norwich where he worked and died. John
Crome is also known as Old Crome to distinguish him from his son, John
Berney Crome, who was also a well-known artist. The son of a journeyman
weaver, he was apprenticed to a coach and sign painter, Francis Whisler,
from 1783 to 1790. He presumably continued in this trade and during the
1790s consolidated his artistic training. Early local influences upon
Crome included William Beechey and John Opie, but the friendship of
Thomas Harvey, a patron, collector and amateur artist, was the most
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