William Powell Frith
(1819 - 1909)
William Powell Frith was active/lived in United Kingdom, England. William Frith is known for genre painting, literature themes, panoramas.
Biography William Powell Frith
son of a prosperous innkeeper, Frith had to be persuaded by his
ambitious father to pursue a career as a painter. He enrolled into the
Sass Academy in 1835 (other alumni include Millais and Rossetti) and
then studied at the Royal Academy Schools. In 1845 he was appointed RA
of the Royal Academy and was elected a full member in 1852. He also
showed at the Royal Society of Artists, Suffolk Street and the British
Frith was a member of a circle of artist known as 'The Clique'.
Founded by Richard Dadd, their work was characterized by a rejection of
academic high art in favour of genre painting. They claimed that art
should be judg
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