John Bacon the Younger(1777-1859), Sculptor
Artist of 2 portraits
The sculptor John Bacon the Younger received his initial training under his father, John Bacon the Elder, before attending the Royal Academy Schools at the age of twelve. By his mid teens, he was exhibiting at the Academy himself. On his father's death, he completed his unfinished works. He went on to become a successful and prolific sculptor in his own right.
- John Bacon the Elder (father)
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Hold Still photography workshop
Reflect on your own experiences of lockdown through this easy-to-do from home, photographic exercise.
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Revisit The Encounter exhibition and learn about Renaissance and Baroque drawing methods and materials.