Famous Scottish Artists-
John Constable was born in 1776 in the town of East Bergholt, England. His father was a prosperous landowner and his mother came from a family of artists. From an early age, Constable showed a talent for art and he was sent to London to study under the famous artist Thomas Gainsborough.
In 1802, Constable exhibited his first painting at the Royal Academy in London and this marked the beginning of his successful career as an artist. He went on to paint some of the most famous landscapes in British history, including “The Hay Wain” and “Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows”.
Constable’s paintings are renowned for their realism and for capturing the beauty of nature. He was greatly influenced by the landscape of his native Scottland and many of his paintings depict the rolling hills and lochs of the Scottish Highlands.
John Constable passed away in 1837 at the age of 61. He is considered to be one of the most important British artists of all time and his work has been greatly admired by subsequent generations of artists. His legacy continues to be celebrated to this day and he remains one of Scotland’s most famous and beloved painters. Thank you for watching.
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