Edward Robert Hughes

Edward Robert Hughes was an English watercolor and oil painter. He was closely associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. One of his best works is Midsummer Eve, a Shakespearean/mythological piece, but his professional career was largely based off aristocratic portraits. Hughes was a first and only child. He had lessons at a young age with his uncle. Hughes went to Heatherley’s in London in preparation for his Royal Academy School audition. It paid off. He received expert-level training while in attendance. A well-known perfectionist, Hughes became an accomplished artist, experimenting with techniques not of the norm and exhibiting his works in several helleries around London, like Dudley Gallery, New Gallery, and the Royal Academy. Hughes married Emily Eliza Davies and never have children. Fun fact: Hughes was elected into the Royal Watercolor Society, an exclusive organization that selects only a handful of new artists each year!

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