Posts Tagged ‘Royal Academy of Art London’

Artist of the moment……..Sir John Tenniel



After seeing the works of the previous post, Ericailcane, I thought we should take a closer look at an artist whose work is very similar, John Tenniel.

John Tenniel was born in London, England in the year 1820. Tenniel is famous for being the original illustrator of the children’s book Alice in Wonderland. He also was the chief political cartoonist for England’s Punch magazine for more than five decades.

Tenniel originally attended the Royal Academy of Art but left early as he was upset by the quantity of teaching he was receiving at the institution.

An interesting fact is that the artist lost sight in his right eye as the result of a fencing accident. The artist was practicing fencing with his father when the protective tip of his dad’s foil (sword) became loose. Tenniel hid the fact from his father how bad the accident damaged his eye.

In this clip we view some prints by John Tenniel appearing for the first time in Russia:

Tenniel was knighted becoming a sir in 1893. He was the first artist or illustrator to be knighted.

Tenniel was also a highly talented watercolorist.

John Tenniel passed away in 1914 at the age of 94.

Price range information: Many prints can be found for a few thousand dollars. Not enough price information available for pricing on oil paintings.

Its very interesting to see the works of Tenniel and Ericailcane side by side. We can see where Ericailcane has added so much to the creatures and animals by using color and working in such a vast size.


Artist of the moment….Katy Moran

Katy Moran is a British painter born in Manchester, England in the year 1975. For his collegiate education the artist attended Leeds Metropolitan University. In addition Moran attended the Royal Academy of Art located in London, England. Moran works in an abstract style.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $100,000.

Moran works mainly with acrylics and oils on canvas.

In this clip we view a show featuring Katy Moran with our friend James Kalm:

Moran lives and works out of London, England.


Artist of the moment…..John Emms

John Emms was a British painter born in the year 1842 in Blofield, Norfolk, England renown for his paintings of dogs and horses. His specialty as far as certain breeds was he foxhound. Emms enjoyed painting hunting scenes. In many works three dogs appear.

The artist started exhibiting his work at the Royal Academy of Art located in London, England when he was 24 years of age.

Emms worked as an assistant to master painter Frederick Leighton. Leighton was such a fantastic painter he would later be knighted by the Queen of England.

Emms was based out of Lyndhurst, England for most of his career.

Included in the collection of the National Gallery of Scotland.

The artist passed away in 1912 at the age of 68 years old.

In this clip we see a montage of  works  by John Emms:

price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $800,000.

If you enjoy dogs as a subject some other artists who work with dogs include John Weiss, Edmund Osthaus, and Robert Abbett.