William-Blake

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Age: 17
Hometown: London
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BiographyBlake was born at 28 Broad Street, Golden Square, London into a middle-class family on November 28, 1757. He was from earliest youth a seer of visions and a dreamer of dreams, seeing "Ezekiel sitting under a green bough," and "a tree full of angels at Peckham," and such he remained to the end of his days. His teeming imagination sought expression both in verse and in drawing. At ten years old, he began engraving copies of drawings of Greek antiquities, a practice that was then preferred to real-life drawing. Four years later he became apprenticed to an engraver, James Basire. After two years Basire sent him to copy art from the Gothic churches in London. At the age of twenty-one Blake finished his apprenticeship and set up as a professional engraver. In 1779 he became a student at the Royal Academy, where he rebelled against what he regarded as the unfinished style of fashionable painters such as Rubens. He preferred the Classical exactness of Michelangelo and Raphael. In 1782 Blake met John Flaxman, who was to become his patron. In the same year he married a poor illiterate girl named Catherine Boucher, who was five years his junior. Catherine could neither read nor write and even signed her wedding contract with an X. Blake taught her reading and writing and even trained her as an engraver. At that time, George Cumberland, one of the founders of the National Gallery, became an admirer of Blake's work.

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Lime ( Deleted user )

Good ARTb Work William.

Lenke

You were/are amazing! A true visionary ahead of your time.

Enamelroom

You saw sometime ENAMEL MOSAIC? I shall be glad it to show and hear your response. Andrey.

BackPorchArt

not bad for age 7.

Mamtani

Hello master your visions are also my visions - greetings!