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John Constable

Romantic Painter
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Net worth 2018: $19 Million
Industry: Painters
Residence: East Bergholt
Country: British
BirthDay: 11 June 1776
Sigh: Cancer
Died On: March 31, 1837
Education: Royal Academy of Arts

John Constable was bornon 11 June 1776 in East Bergholt, British, is Romantic Painter. John Constable was an English painter best known for his paintings of the English countryside. Throughout his career, he sketched his native valley of River Stour extensively and the area later came to be known as the Constable County. John Constable was born in Suffolk, England to Golding and Ann Constable. Golding Constable was a wealthy corn merchant and used his boat 'The Telegraph' to bring corn into London. Although John was the second son of his parents, he was looked upon as the successor to his father’s business as his elder brother was intellectually disabled. After completing his schooling in England, he began working in his father’s corn business but chance meetings with artist John Smith and collector Sir George Beaumont made him interested in art. He joined the Royal Academy Schools (now the Royal Academy of Arts) and began studying and copying the paintings of skilled European painters. Much of his life’s works are inspired from the amateur sketching trips he took in his youth to Suffolk and Essex countryside. He married childhood friend Maria Elizabeth Bicknell and together they had seven children


John Constable passed away on March 31, 1837 due to heart-failure and was buried at St


He delivered his last lecture at the Royal Academy in 1835 and stated that the Royal Academy was the “cradle of British art”


Shortly before his wife Maria passed away in 1828, she had inherited £20,000 and John used this money to pay for the engraving of several mezzotints of some of his landscapes in preparation for a publication


But in 1825, owing to numerous reasons, he quarrelled with John Arrowsmith (his French dealer) and couldn’t sell his paintings there anymore


His other painting named ‘The Hay Wain’ (a view from Flatford Mill) won the Gold medal at the Paris Salon exhibition in 1824


Although it is revered today as one of the greatest British paintings, it couldn’t procure a buyer at its exhibition in 1821


His long-term affiliation with the Royal Academy continued as he was elected as an Associate in 1819, a member of the Academy in 1829 and appointed Visitor in 1831


He married Maria Elizabeth Bicknell at an English Anglican church in London in 1816 and the couple travelled to Weymouth and Brighton for their honeymoon


The Great Marlow Military College offered him the post of drawing master in 1802 but John Constable refused as he wanted to continue sketching landscapes


At the Royal Academy he began studying and copying the works of the old masters, (paintings of a painter who worked in Europe before 1800) such as Thomas Gainsborough, Claude Lorrain, Annibale Carracci, etc, while also attending life classes and anatomical dissections


John Constable enrolled in the Royal Academy Schools (London) in 1799 after his father acquiesced and gave him a small allowance to study art


John Constable was born on June 11, 1776 in East Bergholt, Suffolk, England as the second son to Golding and Ann (Watts) Constable

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