Allan William( Artist)
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Biography Allan William
William Allan, one of the most talented artists of Great Britain. He was born in 1782 in Edinburgh, Scotland. His father held a small office in a local court, so their family would never 'bathed' in luxury.
William Allan received a classical education. Since his early years he practiced in the art. Realizing that the boy has talent in this case, my parents decided to help in every way endeavors, but the main focus of his education was placed on the study of Latin.
. Growing up, William finally decided he did not want to tie their lives to the study of languages
. He is doing its utmost to become an artist, and has his first serious work began to have a small success.
First money William Allan (William Allan) earned, by painting cars and public transport. He was busy drawing various heraldic images.
In later life William mainly drew on historical themes. In his paintings you can see the ancient hero of ancient Greece or Britain.
In 1805, the artist decided on one of their main adventures in life. He goes for new impressions in Tsarist Russia. For years he traveled throughout this vast and mysterious country. He visited almost all of its parts, amazed hospitable manners and customs, it would seem harsh people.
Allan spent a long time in Ukraine. He was fascinated by the beauty of local steppe, which greatly affected his work.
At the end of 1810th years the artist had visited Turkey and several other Mediterranean countries. In some of his works you can see echoes of Turkish motives.
The artist assembled a large collection of Russian weapons and armor. So he paid much attention to household items and other utensils.
. In 1814, William Allan (William Allan) decides to return home, but after a while, he again decided on the trip and sent to Poland.
. Among the most famous paintings by the artist's paintings can be distinguished: 'Russian Peasants keeping their Holiday', 'Bashkirs', 'Frontier Guard', 'The Sale of Circassian Captives', 'The Regent Murray', 'Lord Byro', 'Slave Market', 'The Battle of Waterloo'.
. William Allan is one of the best British artists who painted historical pictures
. In his current work, students study the history of world art, and the name of Alan forever remain among the geniuses.