Sir William Rothenstein
(1872 - 1945)
Sir William Rothenstein was active/lived in United Kingdom, England. Sir William Rothenstein is known for landscape, portrait, and figure painting, drawing, lithography, art writing.
Biography Sir William Rothenstein
Sir William Rothenstein (29 January 1872 - 14 February 1945) was an English painter, draughtsman* and writer on art.
William Rothenstein was born into a German-Jewish family in Bradford, West Yorkshire. His father, Moritz, emigrated from Germany in 1859 to work in Bradford's burgeoning textile industry. Soon afterwards he married Bertha Dux, and they had six children, of which William was the fifth.
Rothenstein left Bradford Grammar School at the age of sixteen to study at the Slade School of Art*, London (1888-1893), where he was taught by Alphonse Legros, and the Académie Julian* in Paris (1889-1893), where he met and was encouraged by James McNeill Whistler, Edgar Degas and Henri Toulouse-Lautrec. Whilst in Pari
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