Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, aka Lourens Alma Tadema
(Dutch, 1836 - 1912)
Self Portrait
by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
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Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, (8 January 1836 – 25 June 1912) was a Dutch painter.

Born in Dronrijp, the Netherlands, and trained at the Royal Academy of Antwerp, Belgium, he settled in England in 1870 and spent the rest of his life there. A classical-subject painter, he became famous for his depictions of the luxury and decadence of the Roman Empire, with languorous figures set in fabulous marbled interiors or against a backdrop of dazzling blue Mediterranean Sea and sky.

Though admired during his lifetime for his draftsmanship and depictions of Classical antiquity, his work fell into disrepute after his death, and only since the 1960s has it been reevaluated for its importance within nineteenth-century English art.

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Further Reference:
Wilfrid Meynell (ed.): The Modern School of Art, Volume II, London 1887, pp. 1-22.

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Name:Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Dates:1836 - 1912
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Private collection107 artworks
Walters Art Museum - Baltimore(United States - Baltimore, Maryland)7 artworks
Royal Academy of Arts (Burlington House) - London(United Kingdom - London)7 artworks
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Tate Britain - London(United Kingdom - London)6 artworks
Fitzwilliam Museum - University of Cambridge(United Kingdom - Cambridge)5 artworks
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute - Williamstown, MA(United States - Williamstown, MA)4 artworks
Guildhall Art Gallery - London(United Kingdom - London)4 artworks
Manchester Art Gallery(United Kingdom - Manchester)4 artworks
Victoria and Albert Museum - London(United Kingdom - London)4 artworks
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam(Netherlands - Amsterdam)3 artworks

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This person died over 70 years ago (in 1912).

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