Edward Robert Hughes Biography | Oil Painting Reproductions
11-5-1851 London, ENG – 4-23-1914 St. Albans, ENGBack to Artist IndexView Artists Paintings
At the age of sixteen, he had settled on his career choice, Edward Robert Hughes attended Heatherley School of Fine Art in London to prepare himself for the chance of trying out for the Royal Academy School. The next year, Hughes became a student at the Royal Academy School in 1868. While Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood had a powerful influence in shaping Hughes work, Aestheticism is likewise found in his compositions.
Although Edward Robert Hughes is known for his works Midsummer Eve and Night With Her Train of Stars, he built a career as a portrait painter to high societies. Besides to being an accomplished artist himself, Edward Robert Hughes was also a studio assistant to, the Pre-Raphaelite painter William Holman Hunt who was suffering from glaucoma. Two paintings that Edward Hughes worked on were The Light of the World, in St Paul's Cathedral, and The Lady of Shalott.
Hughes held several important offices within the artistic community over his life time such as becoming a member of the Art Workers Guild in 1888. He was elected to Associate Membership of The Royal Water Color Society in 1891.
Art Movement: Pre-Raphaelitism, Aestheticism
Artists Influencing Edward Robert Hughes: Arthur Hughes, William Holman Hunt