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John Constable

JohnBorn: 1776 Died: 1837

Considered by many to be the finest of English Landscape artists, John Constable was born and bred in the Suffolk and Essex border area in East Anglia. His most famous works being ‘The Hay Wain’, ‘Dedham Vale’ and ‘Flatford Mill’. These, along with his other lesser known works, recreated an authentic view of eighteenth and nineteenth century rural life. Constable wrote acknowledging the agrarian lifestyle as his inspiration: “The sound of water escaping from mill dams, willows, old rotten planks, slimy posts and brickwork, I love such things…these scens made me a painter and I am grateful.” The Royal Academy proved oblivious to Constable’s obvious talent for a bloody-minded ten years until he finally gained inclusion in their ranks. While others may have been bitter John Constable remained content. One of the nation’s finest artists proved to have a fine nature to go with it.

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