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Sunday, October 14, 2012

"Good Council", By John Atkinson Grimshaw ~ 1836 - 1893.

John Atkinson Grimshaw was a British landscape painter. Born in Leeds, he remained in the north of England for most of his life. He first began painting while working as a clerk for the Great Northern Railway. In 1861 he left his job and decided to become a full-time artist.
John Atkinson Grimshaw ~ "Good Council"
Grimshaw’s early works were true to the Pre-Raphaelite style, with painted landscapes of accurate colour and lighting, and vivid detail. By the late 1860s he had begun to experiment with moonlit scenes, initially concentrating on rural areas before including cityscapes and docksides. He often painted images that typified seasons or a type of weather with city and suburban streets and moonlit views of the docks in London, Leeds, Liverpool, and Glasgow featuring largely in his art.

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