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Frederic Leighton

FREDERIC LEIGHTON

English Academic and Neoclassic artist Frederic Leighton was a widely celebrated painter who mainly produced historical, biblical, and classical subject matter. His most notable work is Flaming June. He received artistic education and training in several European schools and cities. His rapid painting mastery drew the attention of Queen Victor, who purchased Leighton’s Cimabue’s Madonna, which was first shown at a Royal Academy exhibit. Leighton’s new and growing prestige marked the start of a new Academic era that fused grand scale, classical Greek and High Renaissance elements, and metaphoric, anecdotal scenes. He was made a member of the Royal Academy and quickly climbed its ranks to become its president. He was also knighted and made into a baron, becoming the first English painter with the latter title. Because he did not marry, his titles sadly died with him.

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