Sir Luke Fildes: A collection of 54 paintings (HD)



Sir Luke Fildes: A collection of 54 paintings (HD)

Description: “Fildes was born to a nonartistic family in Liverpool, and started modestly with evening classes in art and design in Chester, where he spent his youth. He then studied design at Warrington, and then turned completely to fine art, moving to London and enrolling at the South Kensington Schools in 1863. In 1866 he gained admission to the Academy Schools, and from 1867, while still a student, he earned his living by drawing on wood. When The Graphic started in 1869, he was invited along with others who became the important painters of the plight of the poor – Herkomer, Holl, Walker and also Pinwell – to contribute. In this magazine appeared his The Casuals, which later became the famous oil painting. Among various good things for the magazines and books, he illustrated Dickens’s last work, Edwin Drood.

Fildes’ first picture at the Royal Academy was in fact a Marcus Stone-like picture of lovers on a boat with accompanying swans called Fair, Quiet and Sweet Rest. In 1873 he exhibited Simpletons, and in 1874 Applicants for Admission to a Casual Ward, which was the picture of the year, and required a rail and policeman to keep back the crowds of onlookers. In 1875 his Academy picture was Betty, ‘a buxom milkmaid’, but in 1876 came another important social picture, The Widower.

In 1877 Fildes moved into the artist’s district centred around Leighton’s house in Holland Park, with a house in Melbury Road designed by Richard Norman Shaw (who built a house for Marcus Stone in the same road). In 1879 Fildes was elected ARA, one year after Frank Holl and a year before Herkomer, and in 1887 he became RA (his diploma picture was The Schoolgirl).

Fildes took great pains to make sure that his pictures were authentic and of genuine people from the streets, and for example for the painting The Doctor (1891), recreated a whole poor bedroom in his studio. He was much praised for the ‘Dickensian study of character’ of his work.”

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Selections from the Fine Art Photography Portfolio of Edward M. Fielding



See more at: https://edward-fielding.pixels.com – Selections from Fine art photography from Edward M. Fielding show insitu. Note: the watermark in the lower right does not appear in the final prints.
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Direct links to the artwork shown – in order of appearance:

Lone Hiker – Iceland – Square Version – https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/lonely-hiker-iceland-square-format-edward-fielding.html

Mel’s Drive In – https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/mels-drive-in-edward-fielding.html

What would Jimmy Buffet Do? Inspirational graphic design poster – https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/1-what-would-jimmy-buffett-do-edward-fielding.html

Old Steel Train Bridge – https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/1-old-steel-train-bridge-edward-fielding.html

Steam Train Dream – https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/steam-train-dream-edward-fielding.html

Old Vintage Farm Tractor Sepia Toned – https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/the-old-tractor-sepia-edward-fielding.html

Winter On The Farm Etna New Hampshire – https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/winter-on-the-farm-etna-new-hampshire-edward-fielding.html

Fiat 500 Pop Art – https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/fiat-500-pop-art-edward-fielding.html

Pop Art People – https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/pop+art+people

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Find Jewish Gifts at Eichlers.com!



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Jewish Gifts at Eichler’s



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