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William Roberts

 (1895 - 1980)
William Roberts was active/lived in England.  William Roberts is known for military theme painting, teaching.

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Biography   William Roberts


William Roberts (5 June 1895 - 20 January 1980) was an English painter and war artist.  Son of a carpenter, Roberts was born in Hackney, London.  In 1909 he took up an apprenticeship with the advertising firm of Sir Joseph Causton Ltd, intending to become a poster designer, and he attended evening classes at St Martin's School of Art in London.

He won a London County Council scholarship to the Slade School of Art* in 1910. His contemporaries included a number of brilliant young students, among them Dora Carrington, Mark Gertler, Paul Nash, Christopher Nevinson, Stanley Spencer and David Bomberg.

Roberts was intrigued by Post-impressionism* and Cubism*, an interest fuelled by his travels in France and Italy after le   ...  Displaying 750 of 8759 characters.

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