John William Waterhouse is best known for embracing the legacy of Pre-Raphaelite artists – a group of English poets, painters, and critics who rebelled against the art establishment and the mechanic approach to art first adopted by Mannerist artists. Instead, Pre-Raphaelite artists took inspiration from Early Renaissance painting and Romantic painters, championing artistic individuality and individual methods of depiction.
Born: April 6, 1849; Rome, Italy Places are defined in terms of modern geography.
Died: February 10, 1917; London, United Kingdom Places are defined in terms of modern geography.
- Active Years: 1872 - 1916 Nationality: British
- Art Movement: Romanticism
- Painting School: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
- Genre: mythological painting, literary painting
- Field: painting
- Influenced by: Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Frederic Leighton, Early Renaissance