(1792 - 1882)
John Linnell was active/lived in United Kingdom, England. John Linnell is known for bucolic landscape, portrait and genre painting.
Biography John Linnell
John Linnell (June 16, 1792 - January 20, 1882) was an English landscape and portrait painter and engraver.* Linnell was a naturalist and a rival to John Constable. He had a taste for Northern European art of the Renaissance*, particularly Albrecht Dürer. He also associated with William Blake, to whom he introduced Samuel Palmer and others of the Ancients.
Linnell was born in Bloomsbury, London. His father was a carver and gilder and Linnell was brought into contact with artists from an early age, and was drawing and selling portraits in chalk and pencil at the age of 10. His first artistic instruction was received from Benjamin West, and he spent a year in the house of John Varley the water-colour painter, where he had William Hunt
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