BROWN Ford Medoks (Brown Ford Madox)( English painter.)
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Biography BROWN Ford Medoks (Brown Ford Madox)
Born April 16, 1821 in Calais (France), in the English family. Was closely associated with 'Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood' as the first mentor and a friend of two of its leaders - DG Rossetti and William H. Hunt. Years of apprenticeship spent in Belgium and even then showed a tendency to romantic, theatrical, even melodramatic plot. In 1845 in Rome, Brown met with creativity nazareytsev Johann Friedrich Overbeck and Peter von Cornelius. Under the influence of their painting style of his work became more simple and clear, but somewhat lost its former vitality. Sometimes painting Brown regained former energy, as in the painting Christ washing the feet to the Apostle Peter (London, Tate Gallery). This work, written in bright, but harmonious colors, dates back to 1852, but until 1890 the author changed several times in the already finished work. Brown died in London on 6 October 1893.