Dyce, William

PAINTER, SCIENTIST, CIVIL SERVANT (SCOTLAND)
BORN 19 Sep 1806, Aberdeen - DIED 14 Feb 1864, Streatham, Durrey

Educated in England. He visited Italy, where he was influenced by the Nazarener. He introduced their idea's in England in 1828, by means of a Madonna and tried to renew religious painting in a medieval style.

Dyce was one of the few members of the Royal Academy who valued the works of the preraphelite artists. They influenced each other and he was the one who introduced their work to John Ruskin, by forcing him to look at Millais' "Carpenter's Shop".

Related persons
• knew Ruskin, John

Sources
Schilderkunst van A tot Z, REBO, Lisse, 1990
• Murray, Peter & Linda Murray, The Penguin Dictionary of Arts & Artists, Fourth Edition, Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, 1981
• Whelchel, Harriet (ed.), John Ruskin and the Victorian Eye, Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1993


Eastlake, Charles Lock

Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 7 Apr 2000