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John Ruskin

 (1819 - 1900)
John Ruskin was active/lived in England.  John Ruskin is known for watercolor painting, draughtsman, writing.

Biography   John Ruskin


John Ruskin, English author, art critic and watercolorist, was born in London. Son of a wealthy wine merchant, he was brought up in a cultured and religious family, but his mother's over protectiveness undoubtedly contributed to his later psychological troubles.

On his frequent trips in Europe, he took an artists's and poet's delight both in landscape and works of art, especially medieval and Renaissance. His first great work, Modern Painters (5 volumes, 1843-60), began as a passionate defense of Turner's pictures, but became a study of the principles of Art.  In The Seven Lamps Of Architecture (1849) and The Stones Of Venice (1851) he similarly treated the fundamentals of architecture. These principles ena   ...  Displaying 750 of 2681 characters.

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