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Augustus Wall Callcott

 (1779 - 1844)
Augustus Wall Callcott was active/lived in United Kingdom.  Augustus Callcott is known for Landscape painting.

Augustus Wall Callcott

Biography from Shapiro Auctions New York

Augustus Wall Callcott was an English landscape painter.  He studied music and sang for the Westminster Abbey choir before enrolling at the Royal Academy in the late 1790s and realizing his passion for painting.  His first artistic endeavors were portraits, but he soon transitioned to landscape painting, which became the focus of his career.

His elegant style and pleasing tones were noticed by many, and he was elected a royal academician at the Royal Academy in 1810.  Because Callcott was so careful and detail-oriented with his landscapes, on average, only about five paintings a year could be exhibited.  In addition to painting his own countryside, he traveled to France, Italy, and the Netherlands, adding variety to his picturesque compositions.

Callcott received the honor of knighthood in 1837.  His work was admired by his famed contemporaries J. M. W. Turner and Thomas Stothard, and remains important and revered in the landscape painting canon to this day.

Biography from Sheppards Auction House
Sir Augustus Wall Callcott was an English painter of landscapes, seascapes, and coastal scenes.  He was made an ARA in 1806 and RA in 1810.  He was a friend and admirer of Turner and an important figure in the Victorian art world.  He was Knighted by Queen Victoria in 1837 and became Surveyor of The Queen's Pictures in 1843. 

His works can be seen at The Tate Gallery, The Victoria & Albert Museum, The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, and The Manchester Art Gallery.

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About  Augustus Wall Callcott

Born:  1779 - United Kingdom
Died:   1844
Known for:  Landscape painting