Biography (1836 — 1912)

Header Photo: A Reading from Homer, 1885 (Detail) by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Watercolour
© Estate of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema: Biography >> Trivia >> Gallery >> Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema Fine Art prints are available at Allposters.com >> Advertise >> Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema Books and Dvds available @ amazon.com >> Search Site


Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema ~ Biography

Painter (1836 — 1912)

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema was a Dutch painter of genre scenes set in Greece, Rome and Ancient Egypt, who settled in England in 1870 and became naturalized. His early work followed the style of medieval history painting of Baron Leys in Belgium, but a visit to Naples and Pompeii in 1863 changed his subject-matter to a form of sugary classicizing genre in which he was successful and popular (it has been described as similar to Hollywood epics). He became an ARA in 1876, and RA in 1879, was knighted in 1899 and made an OM in 1903. His works were numbered in Roman numerals from 1850, reaching Opus CCCCVIII, and have a smooth detailed surface and particularization of marble, drapery and flesh similar to the confections of Lord Leighton.

There are works in Baltimore (Walters), Boston, Cambridge Mass. (Fogg), Cardiff, Dordrecht, The Hague (Mesdag), London (Tate, V& A, Guildhall), Philadelphia and Washington (Corcoran).

Source: The Penguin Dictionary of Art and Artists (Penguin Reference Books)

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema ~ Trivia

With a few exceptions, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema depicted the everyday life of the Greeks and Romans rather than heroic events from classical history.

He studied art and archaeology in Antwerp.

He visited London in 1862 to see the International Exhibition. First contact with the Elgin Marbles and the great Egyptian collections of the British Museum.

He married in 1863. Honeymooned in Italy.

In 1882, the Grovesnor Gallery staged a successful exhibition of 287 of his paintings. This included The Roses of Heliogabalus.

He only visited Egypt in 1902 towards the end of his career. That was one more trip than Poyntor or Edwin Long ever made.

Was a visiting tutor at the school 'for the art education of young ladies' set up by Henrietta Ward.

His In The Tepidarium of 1881, oil on wood, 60.9 x 83.7cm is in the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight, Liverpool.

Further Reading: Victorian Painting [Book, 2003]

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema ~ Gallery

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema - A Favorite Custom Canvas Print
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
A Favorite Custom
Canvas Print
© Estate of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema - The Women of Amphissa Canvas Print
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
The Women of Amphissa
Canvas Print
© Estate of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema - The Finding of Moses Canvas Print
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
The Finding of Moses
Canvas Print
© Estate of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema - Antony and Cleopatra Canvas Print
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Antony and Cleopatra
Canvas Print
© Estate of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema - The Sculpture Gallery Canvas Print
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
The Sculpture Gallery
Canvas Print
© Estate of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema - A Difference of Opinion Canvas Print
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
A Difference of Opinion
Canvas Print
© Estate of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema - Promise of Spring Canvas Print
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Promise of Spring
Canvas Print
© Estate of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema - Ask Me No More Canvas Print
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Ask Me No More
Canvas Print
© Estate of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema - The Last Roses Fine Art Print
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
The Last Roses
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema Fine Art Prints @ amazon.com (direct link)
© Estate of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema - The Golden Hour Fine Art Print
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
The Golden Hour
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema Fine Art Prints @ amazon.com (direct link)
© Estate of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema - Gallo-Roman Women Fine Art Print
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Gallo - Roman Women
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema Fine Art Prints @ amazon.com (direct link)
© Estate of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema - Portrait of Ignacy Jan Paderewski Fine Art Print
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Portrait of Ignacy Jan Paderewski
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema Fine Art Prints @ amazon.com (direct link)
© Estate of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Links

Samuel Palmer: Biography >> Trivia >> Gallery >> Samuel Palmer Fine Art prints are available at Allposters.com >> Advertise >> Samuel Palmer Books and Dvds available @ amazon.com

Advertise here

Top of Page >> Search Site

Releases & Links

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema gallery here. Stunning Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema A Favourite Custom large canvas print here

Buy Book Treasures


Lawrence Alma-Tadema Monograph [Book, 2003]
Enlarge Image

Website design/enquiries: Lenin