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British Impressionism


19 People in artist grouping:

Determined to set up an alternative to the academic position of the Royal Academy, in 1886, the New English Art Club was established by artists including Philip Wilson Steer and Sir George Clausen. The artists work was characterized by broad brush strokes, scenes of everyday life and the practice of working outside, Plein air, which they had witnessed while studying abroad in France. Walter Richard Sickert and Steer organised the first London Impressionist exhibition in 1889, in the Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly. James Abbott McNeill Whistler never exhibited with the group, but is considered to have heavily influenced British Impressionism with his rejection of traditional subject matter, composition and a finished surface. Likewise, John Singer Sargent, who had met and painted with Oscar-Claude Monet in France, brought many elements of French Impressionism into his portraits of British sitters.

Sir George Clausen

Sir George Clausen

1852-1944
Painter
Sitter in 6 portraits | Artist of 2 portraits
Charles Edward Conder

Charles Edward Conder

1868-1909
Painter
Sitter in 8 portraits | Artist of 2 portraits
Laura Knight

Laura Knight

1877-1970
Artist
Sitter in 33 portraits | Artist associated with 3 portraits
Sir John Lavery

Sir John Lavery

1856-1941
Painter
Sitter in 18 portraits | Artist associated with 16 portraits
William Rothenstein

William Rothenstein

1872-1945
Artist and teacher of art
Sitter in 24 portraits | Artist associated with 221 portraits
John Singer Sargent

John Singer Sargent

1856-1925
Portrait and landscape painter and muralist
Sitter in 5 portraits | Artist associated with 72 portraits
Walter Sickert

Walter Sickert

1860-1942
Painter
Sitter associated with 21 portraits | Artist associated with 10 portraits
Philip Wilson Steer

Philip Wilson Steer

1860-1942
Painter
Sitter in 14 portraits | Artist of 3 portraits
Henry Tonks

Henry Tonks

1862-1937
Painter, doctor and teacher
Sitter associated with 15 portraits | Artist of 29 portraits
James Abbott McNeill Whistler

James Abbott McNeill Whistler

1834-1903
Painter and etcher
Sitter in 15 portraits | Artist associated with 4 portraits
George Paul Chalmers

George Paul Chalmers

1836-1878
Painter
Sitter in 1 portrait
Wilfrid Gabriel de Glehn

Wilfrid Gabriel de Glehn

1870-1951
Painter
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist of 2 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Thomas Francis Dicksee

1819-1895
Painter
Artist associated with 6 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Elizabeth Adela Forbes (née Armstrong)

1859-1912
Painter and print-maker
Artist of 1 portrait
Dugald Sutherland MacColl

Dugald Sutherland MacColl

1859-1948
Critic, painter and gallery director
Sitter associated with 7 portraits
Algernon Mayon Talmage

Algernon Mayon Talmage

1871-1939
Painter
Sitter in 1 portrait
Harry Tuke

Harry Tuke

1858-1929
Landscape and figure painter
Sitter in 2 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait