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Edward Bird

 (1772 - 1819)
Edward Bird was active/lived in United Kingdom.  Edward Bird is known for Genre, historical, and battle scene painting.

Biography   Edward Bird


Edward Bird, an English genre artist, spent most of his working life in Bristol, where the Bristol School of artists formed around him.  He enjoyed a period of popularity in London, rivaling the dominance of David Wilkie in the field of genre painting, before moving to historical and battle scenes.

He was born in Wolverhampton, the son of a carpenter.  He had no formal art training, but developed his skills through apprenticeship as a japanning artist painting tea trays.  Bird had a naturalistic style and his use of fresh colors, especially in his genre paintings, drew a large number of artists to his School, amongst them Rippingille and Francis Danby.  He exhibited at the Royal Academy from   ...  Displaying 750 of 839 characters.

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