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Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Lawrence Alma-TademaAKA Laurens Alma Tadema

Born: 8-Jan-1836
Birthplace: Dronrijp, Netherlands
Died: 25-Jun-1912
Location of death: Wiesbaden, Germany
Cause of death: Illness
Remains: Buried, St. Paul's Cathedral, London, England

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Painter

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Classicist painter

Dutch classicist painter. Attended Antwerp Academy. Came to England in 1869 in his mid-thirties. He began by painting scenes from Egypt, Greece and Rome. Was sometimes criticized for painting without spirituality or for painting "Victorians in togas." Despite this he was extremely successful and his prints were found in many well-to-do British homes. He was knighted by Queen Victoria in 1899. His better-known works include Spring, The Coliseum, The Baths of Caracalla, and The Finding of Moses. He was a member of the Royal Watercolour Society.

Father: Pieter Tadema (organist, composer, notary, d. 1840)
Mother: Hinke Dirks Brouwer
Wife: Laura Epps (artist)
Daughter: Anna

    University: Antwerp Academy (1852-58)

    Royal Academy of Arts 1879
    Knighthood 1899
    Order of Merit
    Naturalized UK Citizen 1873
    Dutch Ancestry

Is the subject of books:
The Biography and Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1990, BY: Vern G. Swanson

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