Thomas Rowlandson (Rowlandson Thomas)( English caricaturist, painter and etcher)
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Biography Thomas Rowlandson (Rowlandson Thomas)
Born July 4, 1756 in London. Although his name at one time was widely known, about the life of the master remained little information. In 16 years, thanks to a wealthy family, he went to study art in Paris. Rowlandson artfully painted portraits and landscapes, but abandoned painting for the cartoons, which provided him the means of livelihood. In his cartoons, social issues predominate over the political. The first work of the artist in this genre date back to 1774. Rowlandson has traveled to England and Europe, studying the life of taverns and gambling houses, which depicted in his works. Proficiency his style is to emphasize the volumetric forms, as well as acute reveal features the characters. Its lightly tinted watercolor paintings he made reed pen. Rowlandson also wrote watercolor landscapes and genre scenes. His etchings have the kind of runaway outline, he used aquatint, coloring and other techniques.
Among the most significant works Rowlandson - etchings microcosm of London (1808, together with Pyudzhinom); Travel Doctor Syntax in search of the picturesque (1812) The English Dance of Death (1815-1816). Rowlandson Drawings are in the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Metropolitan Museum in New York and other galleries. Rowlandson died in London on April 22, 1827.