Category Archives: Famous Artists

John Constable: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about John Constable. John Constable was an English Romantic painter and landscape painter. His most famous work is The Hay Wain, painted in 1821 and now one of the most popular of British paintings. Constable was born in Suffolk in June, 1776 and painted many landscapes around his home. The area… Continue Reading

Antony Gormley: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about Antony Gormley. Antony Gormley was born on 30th August 1950 in London, England. His mother was German, his father was Irish and he had six siblings. He grew up in Dewsbury Moor in West Yorkshire. Antony Gormley went to Ampleforth College, a boarding school, and then he went to Trinity… Continue Reading

Pieter Bruegel: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Pieter Bruegel was a Flemish Renaissance painter, who lived from about 1525 to 1569. He is well known for his paintings of peasants and landscapes. Painting peasants in everyday life was rare in Bruegel’s time and his work gives us an important insight into everyday life… Continue Reading

Rene Magritte: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about Rene Magritte, the famous Belgian artist. Rene Magritte was born on 21st November 1898 in Hainaut, Lessines, Belgium. He started to have drawing lessons when he was twelve years old. In 1912, Magritte’s mother drowned in the River Sambre. Rene Magritte studied at the Academie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels.… Continue Reading