|LANDSCAPE PAINTER (ENGLAND)|
BORN 11 Jun 1776, East Bergholt, Suffolk - DIED 31 Mar 1837, London|
GRAVE LOCATION London: St. John-at-Hampstead, Old Churchyard
John Constable was born in East Bergholt, Suffolk as the son
of a corn merchant. He was supposed to enter his father's business,
but in 1799 he was allowed to enter the schools of the Royal
Academy and by 1803 he was exhibiting at the Royal Academy.|
His childhood friendship with Maria Bicknell turned into love from 1809 onwards, but in 1816 her grandfather opposed their engagement because of his social status. After he inherited part of the family business he married Maria in October, 1816.
In 1819 he became an Associate of the Royal Academy and his "Hay Wain" (1821) won a gold medal at the Paris salon of 1824.
Maria died in 1828 from tuberculosis after giving birth to their seventh child, aged only 41. Allthough he became a member of The Royal Academy of Arts in 1829, he was always more popular in France than in England. Constable died in 1837 London and was buried at the old churchyard of St. John-at-Hampstead. His daughter left an important collection of his work to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
influenced Huet, Paul
influenced Menzel, Adolf Friedrich Erdmann
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