Artist Birthdays December 22 – JOHN CROME

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JOHN CROME (December 22, 1768 – April 22, 1821)

  • Nationality: English
  • Field: Painting, printmaking
  • Art Movement: Romanticism
  • ARTiFact: In 1803, he founded the Norwich School of painters, a small group of self-taught working class artists who were inspired by the natural beauty of the Norfolk landscape.
  • Artist Quote: “If your picture is only a pigsty, dignify it.”
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): Moonlight on the Yare, ca. 1816-17.

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