Mortimer Luddington Menpes
(1855/60 - 1938)
Mortimer Luddington Menpes was active/lived in Australia, England. Mortimer Menpes is known for painting, engraving, illustration.
Biography Mortimer Luddington Menpes
Mortimer Luddington Menpes (February 22, 1855 - April 1, 1938), was an artist and engraver, author, printmaker and illustrator.
Menpes was born in Port Adelaide, South Australia, the second son of property developer James Menpes, who with his wife, Ann, had settled in Australia in 1839.
Educated at a private school, he attended classes at the Adelaide School of Design, but his formal art training began at the School of Art in London in 1878, after his family had moved back to England in 1875. Edward Poynter was a fellow student at the school. Menpes first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1880, and, over the following 20 years, 35 of his paintings and etchings were shown at the Academy.
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