Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
(1836 - 1912)
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema was active/lived in United Kingdom, Netherlands. Sir Lawrence AlmaTadema is known for classical-theme paintings.
Biography Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
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Laurens Alma Tadema was born in 1836 in Holland. His parents thought art was no profession for a gentleman, and as a result, he worked himself into tuberculosis studying art and law at the same time. He became a British citizen, a Royal Academician and was knighted by Queen Victoria. Merchandised by a shrewd worldwide dealer, his work became hugely popular in that other burgeoning empire, the United States.
Alma-Tadema held the limelight in Britain and America, but until recently he has been unfamiliar in his native Holland. Dutch contemporaries had had no interest in his elaborate neo-Roman visions. Now, people from Holland are expressing appreciation of his technical mastery and his skill as a colorist.
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