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Norwich School


8 People in artist grouping:

Founded in 1803 by John Crome and Robert Ladbrooke, The Norwich School of Painters, or The Norwich Society of Artists as it was also known, aimed to create a working environment, where a group of self-taught artists could come and share practices and techniques, with the aim of professional development and patronage. After their initial meetings in a local public house, the society moved to bigger premises where they could show work and hold exhibitions. The first exhibition, held in 1805, was so popular that it became an annual event until 1833. After the death of John Crome in 1921, the society was led by John Sell Cotman until 1834, when, after Cotman's relocation to London, the society finally closed.

John Sell Cotman

John Sell Cotman

1782-1842
Landscape painter
Sitter in 2 portraits | Artist associated with 6 portraits
John Crome

John Crome

1768-1821
Landscape painter and founder of the Norwich School
Sitter in 4 portraits
Sir Martin Archer Shee

Sir Martin Archer Shee

1769-1850
Portrait painter and President of the Royal Academy
Sitter in 3 portraits | Artist associated with 88 portraits
John Burnet

John Burnet

1784-1868
Painter and engraver
Sitter in 3 portraits | Artist associated with 11 portraits
No individual image available for this person

John Joseph Cotman

1814-1878
Painter
Artist of 1 portrait
John Bernay Crome

John Bernay Crome

1794-1842
Landscape painter
Sitter in 1 portrait
James Stark

James Stark

1794-1859
Landscape painter
Sitter in 1 portrait
George Vincent

George Vincent

1796-1836?
Landscape painter
Sitter in 1 portrait