Laura Theresa Alma Tadema Biography | Oil Painting Reproductions
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Laura Theresa Alma-Tadema was a daughter of Dr the George Napoleon Epps (who was a sibling of Dr. John Epps), she had two sisters who were likewise painters (Emily concentrated under John Brett, a Pre-Raphaelite, and Ellen under Ford Madox Brown). It was at Madox Brown's home that Lawrence Alma-Tadema initially met her in December 1869, when she was 17 and he 33, his first spouse had passed on in May that year. He fell in love at first sight, thus it was her being in London, and that in England his work reliably sold, that impacted him into moving to England as opposed to somewhere else when compelled to leave France by the flare-up of the Franco-Prussian War in July 1870.
Touching base in London toward the end of 1870 with his little girls and sister Artje, Lawrence Alma-Tadema squandered no time in finding Laura, and it was masterminded that he would give her art lessons. Amid one of these, he proposed marriage. As he was then thirty-four and Laura was currently just eighteen, her dad was at first against the thought of marriage. Dr. Epps, at last, conceded to the condition that they ought to hold up until they knew each other better. They wedded in July 1871 and, however, this second marriage was childless, it also proved enduring and happy, with Laura going about as stepmother to his daughters from his first marriage.
The Paris Salon in 1873 gave Laura Theresa Alma-Tadema her first accomplishment in painting, and in 1878, at the Paris International Exhibition, she was one of just two English women artists exhibited. Her exhibit venues included the Royal Academy from 1873, the Grosvenor Gallery and others in London. Laura Theresa Alma Tadema likewise had periodic work for the English Illustrated Magazine, and was notable as a hostess in their London home at Regents Park and later Grove End Road. A commemoration presentation of her work was held at the Fine Art Society in 1910 a year after her death.
Laura Theresa Alma-Tadema specialized in highly sentimental domestic and genre scenes of women and children, often in Dutch 17th-century settings and style. She painted some traditional subjects and scenes similar to those of her husband, yet when all is said in done her primary impact was seventeenth-century Dutch art, which was a far less restrained impact in her work than his. She additionally numbered her work sequentially by giving them Opus numbers, as did Lawrence.
Art Movement History: Realism.
Artists Influencing Laura Theresa Alma-Tadema: Lawrence Alma-Tadema.
She Traveled To France.
Artist's Biography compiled by Albert L. Mansour at The World's Artist, with text adapted from Wikipedia.