Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale Biography | Oil Painting Reproductions
1-25-1872 Upper Norwood, ENG – 3-10-1945 London, ENGBack to Artist IndexView Artists Paintings
Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale was first trained at the Crystal Palace School of Art, with Herbert Bone. It took her three tries before she was accepted to the Royal Academy in 1896, due to some degree to that school's hesitance to admit females, despite the fact that females had been permitted there since 1860. Her first major painting was The Pale Complexion of True Love. She soon started showing her oil works of art at the Royal Academy, and her watercolors at the Dowdeswell Gallery, where she had a few solo exhibitions.
While at the academy, Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale came under the influence of John Byam Liston Shaw, a protege of John Everett Millais much influenced by John William Waterhouse. At the point when Byam Shaw established an art school in 1911, Fortescue-Brickdale became a teacher there.
In 1909, Ernest Brown, of the Leicester Galleries, commissioned a series of 28 watercolor illustrations to Tennyson's Idylls of the King, which she painted for more than two years. They were exhibited in the gallery in 1911, and 24 of them were published the next year in a deluxe edition of the first four Idylls.
Due to a friendship with the aviator Charles Rolls, co-founder of Rolls-Royce and the first Briton to be killed in a flying accident, Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale had a keen fascination in “aeroplane technology.” This intrigue is in plain view in her 1920 painting The Forerunner.
Art Movement: Pre-Raphaelite.
Artists Influencing Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale: Herbert Bone, John Byam Liston Shaw.
Artist's Biography compiled by Albert L. Mansour at The World's Artist, with text adapted from Wikipedia.