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Norwich School

10 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

Landscape painter
Sitter in 2 portraits | Artist associated with 6 portraits

Thomas Gainsborough

Portrait and landscape painter
Sitter in 8 portraits | Artist associated with 262 portraits

John Burnet

Painter and engraver
Sitter in 3 portraits | Artist associated with 10 portraits

John Joseph Cotman

Artist of 1 portrait

John Crome

Landscape painter and founder of the Norwich School
Sitter in 4 portraits

John Bernay Crome

Landscape painter
Sitter in 1 portrait

Sir Martin Archer Shee

Portrait painter and President of the Royal Academy
Sitter in 3 portraits | Artist associated with 88 portraits

James Stark

Landscape painter
Sitter in 1 portrait

George Vincent

Landscape painter
Sitter in 1 portrait

John Wonnacott

Artist of 9 portraits