Frederick Leighton (Leighton Frederick)( English painter and sculptor.)
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Biography Frederick Leighton (Leighton Frederick)
Born December 3, 1830 in Scarborough (Yorkshire). As a child he traveled in Europe. In 1855, first exhibited his works at the Royal Academy of Arts and received the award for a painting acquired by Queen Victoria. In 1860 the artist settled in London. In 1878 he was elected president of the Royal Academy of Arts and held that post until the end of life. In 1878 he received a knighthood, and in 1895 - the title of Baron.
Leighton painted mainly scenes from ancient literature and history with images of nude female figures. He often introduces his songs sentimental details. It is this feature of his work has become one of the reasons for the popularity of the artist. Leighton had a great gift Draftsman. Among the most famous paintings by Leighton - Syracuse Bride (1866); Electra at the tomb of Agamemnon (1869); Summer Moon (1872); Swimming Psyche (1890). Leighton sculptural works, such as the athlete is struggling with a Python (London, Tate Gallery), implemented in a manner neoklassitsisticheskoy.
Layton died in London on January 25, 1896.