(1794 - 1866)
John Graham Gilbert was active/lived in United Kingdom, Scotland, England. John Gilbert is known for portrait and figure painting.
Biography John Gilbert
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, 1794, John Graham Gilbert was the son of a West India merchant named Graham. When twenty-four years old he came to London, and having entered the schools of the Royal Academy, gained, in 1821, a Gold Medal for painting.
He spent two years in Italy studying the Old Masters. He returned to London, going in 1827 to Edinburgh. He was elected a member of the Royal Scottish Academy in 1830. He married and settled in Glasgow, adding his wife's name, Gilbert, to his own.
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