Evelyn de Morgan
(English, 1855 - 1919)
This person is associated with: Pre-Raphaelites
Evelyn de Morgan was an English Pre-Raphaelite painter. She was born Evelyn Pickering on 30 August 1855. Her parents were of upper middle class. Her father was Percival Pickering QC, the Recorder of Pontefract. Her mother was Anna Maria Wilhelmina Spencer-Stanhop, the sister of the artist John Rodham Spencer-Stanhope and a descendant of Coke of Norfolk who was an Earl of Leicester. Evelyn was homeschooled and started drawing lessons when she was 15. On the morning of her seventeenth birthday, Evelyn recorded in her diary, "Art is eternal, but life is short..." "I will make up for it now, I have not a moment to lose." She went on to persuade her parents to let her go to art school. At first they discouraged it, but in 1873 she was enrolled at the Slade School of Art. Her uncle, Roddam Spencer Stanhope, was a great influence to her works. Evelyn often visited him in Florence where he lived. This also enabled her to study the great artists of the Renaissance; she was particularly fond of the works of Botticelli. This influenced her to move away from the classical subjects favoured by the Slade school and to make her own style. In 1887, she married the ceramicist William de Morgan. They lived together in London until he died in 1917. She died two years later on 2 May 1919 in London. Evelyn de Morgan (1855-1919) was an English Pre-Raphaelite painter. She was born Evelyn Pickering on 30 August 1855. Her parents were of upper middle class. Her father was Percival Pickering QC, the Recorder of Pontefract. Her mother was Anna Maria Wilhelmina Spencer-Stanhop, the sister of the artist John Rodham Spencer-Stanhope and a descendant of Coke of Norfolk who was an Earl of Leicester. Evelyn was homeschooled and started drawing lessons when she was 15. On the morning of her seventeenth birthday, Evelyn recorded in her diary, "Art is eternal, but life is short..." "I will make up for it now, I have not a moment to lose." She went on to persuade her parents to let her go to art school. At first they discouraged it, but in 1873 she was enrolled at the Slade School of Art. Her uncle, Roddam Spencer Stanhope, was a great influence to her works. Evelyn often visited him in Florence where he lived. This also enabled her to study the great artists of the Renaissance; she was particularly fond of the works of Botticelli. This influenced her to move away from the classical subjects favoured by the Slade school and to make her own style. In 1887, she married the ceramicist William de Morgan. They lived together in London until he died in 1917. She died two years later on 2 May 1919 in London. Many of her pictures not shown here can be found at: http://www.illusionsgallery.com/DeMorgan.html Pictures only, no dates Reference: http://books.google.fr/books?id=LpUIsdUpDR8C
Name:Evelyn de Morgan
Dates:1855 - 1919
Nationality:English
Sex:Female
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De Morgan Centre - London(United Kingdom - London)41 artworks
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Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool(United Kingdom - Liverpool)1 artworks
Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum(United Kingdom - Bournemouth)1 artworks
National Portrait Gallery - London(United Kingdom - London)1 artworks

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This person died over 70 years ago (in 1919).