Frederic Leighton PRA

Frederic Leighton PRA (1830 - 1896)

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Baron Frederic Leighton PRA
Born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, Englandmap
[spouse(s) unknown]
Died in London, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 7 Apr 2009 | Last significant change: 15 Nov 2018
13:14: Nicolas LaPointe edited the Biography for Frederic Leighton PRA. [Thank Nicolas for this]
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Frederic_Leighton was born on 3 December 1830 in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, the younger of two known children and only son of Frederic Leighton and Augusta Nash.
On 26 January 1896, about six weeks after his sixty-fifth birthday, Frederic died of heart failure in London, England.

Frederic Leighton was a prominent English painter and sculptor of the 19th century. well-known for his great paintings of historical and biblical scenes.

Leighton first studied art in various European locations. When in England, he was commissioned by Robert Browning to design the tomb for his wife, Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

His paintings and sculptures were widely accepted for their beauty, and he was knighted by the British court in 1878.

After his death in 1896, his home was turned into the Leighton House Museum, filled with his creative works.

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Images: 2
'Solitude' Painting by Frederic Leighton
'Solitude' Painting by Frederic Leighton

Frederic Leighton Self-portrait
Frederic Leighton Self-portrait

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