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John Constable

(1776-1837)

Painter, Etcher

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Biography

British landscape artist John Constable's artistry was appreciated more in France, where he inspired the noted Barbizon school of painting. He drew much of his inspiration from the land he knew best: the Dedham Vale in Essex and the Suffolk countryside.

John Constable's paintings are a paean to rural life. His natural style, emphasizing light and color, were considered old-fashioned. Although his specialty was landscapes and rural scenes, Constable took commissions for portraits and the odd religious picture to support his family. John Constable's prints, while quite popular today, were another project that did not work out for him. Prints were made of 40 of his landscapes but did not sell well at the time. However, artist John Constable's work is now among the most valuable and highly considered British art. Bring the outdoors in with some of the many examples of fine landscape paintings for sale online and at auction.

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