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Edward Handley-Read was a very accomplished British portrait and
landscape painter. Born in the London area in 1870, he studied at the
Kensington and Westminster schools of art and at the Royal Academy
School where he won the Creswick Prize for his works. In 1895 he
became a member of the Royal Society of British Artists.
grew up in a romantic and exciting time, when the British Empire was at
its greatest. Queen Victoria was ruling half the world, industry
was exploding, and motor cars and planes were just being
developed. It was a time when there was so much to record and
plenty of money with the new the industrial tycoons, and those making
fortunes in the colonies, to support very good artists.
exhibited widely throughout Great Britain, although most of his works
were shown at the Royal Academy (17) and the Royal Society of British
artists (123) in London. He moved around the country living
mostly in the south of England and in Lincolnshire.
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