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ID: 500115449
 
Record Type: Person
Flaxman, John (English sculptor, draftsman, and designer, 1755-1826)

Note: Important Neoclassical artist famous for his drawings with their emphasis on line, especially his illustrations for Homer, Dante, Aeschylus, and Hesiod. Flaxman is also famous for his many sculptural monuments, some beautifully done in low relief. British sculptor.

Names:
Flaxman, John (preferred,V,index)
John Flaxman (V,display)

Nationalities:
British (modern) (preferred)
English

Roles:
artist (preferred)
designer
sculptor
draftsman
illustrator
teacher

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  York (York, England, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)
Died:  London (Greater London, England, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   1787 - 1794  Rome (Roma province, Lazio, Italy) (inhabited place)
active:   England (United Kingdom) (country)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
employee of ....  Wedgwood, Josiah  designer for Josiah Wedgwood, 1775-1787; director of Wedgwood studio in Rome, 1787-1794
....................  (English ceramicist, 1730-1795) [500062605]
patron was ....  Pitt, Thomas, 1st Baron Camelford  
..................  (English architect, 1737-1793) [500017946]
spouse of ....  Flaxman, Ann  
................  (British, died 1820) [500082070]
teacher of ....  Baily, Edward Hodges  
..................  (English sculptor, 1788-1867) [500050664]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Flaxman, John (I)

Biographies:
(English sculptor, draftsman, and designer, 1755-1826) ..... [VP Preferred]
(British sculptor, 1755-1826) ..... [AVERY]
(English sculptor, 1755-1826) ..... [Grove Art]
(British artist, 1755-1826) ..... [PROV]
(British artist, 1755-1826) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(British artist, 1755-1826) ..... [WCI]
(British artist, 1755-1826) ..... [WCP]
(British sculptor, 1755-1826) ..... [GRLPSC]
(British sculptor, designer, 1755-1826) ..... [BHA]

Sources and Contributors:
Flaxman, John ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, GRLPSC Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, PROV Preferred, VP Preferred, WCI Preferred, WCP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
............................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
............................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
............................  Oxford Concise Dictionary of Art and Artists (1996) 181
............................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
............................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
............................  Witt Library, Authority files
John Flaxman ........ [VP]
..........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, GRLPSC, Grove Art, PROV, VP, WCI, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976)
....................  DNB: Oxford National Biography, 1912-1921 (1927)
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Oxford Concise Dictionary of Art and Artists (1996) 182; 181
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
....................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Kunstler (1980-1986)
....................  ULAN on the Web, June 29, 1999
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... ULAN on the Web, June 29, 1999
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