Artist Birthdays November 18 – SIR DAVID WILKIE

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SIR DAVID WILKIE (November 18, 1785 – June 1, 1841)

  • Nationality: Scottish
  • Field: Painting, printmaking
  • Art Movement: Genre Painting
  • ARTiFact: His genre paintings achieved such success that when exhibited in the Royal Academy exhibition of 1822, Chelsea Pensioners Reading the Waterloo Despatch had to be protected by barriers from the crowds of admirers.
  • Artist Quote: “I now see how superior painting from nature is to anything that our imagination, assisted by our memory, can conceive.”
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): Chelsea Pensioners Reading the Waterloo Despatch, 1822.

Sir David Wilkie. Chelsea Pensioners Reading the Waterloo Despatch, 1822.

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