A Born Artist – 12th May

12th May

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rossetti3Dante Gabriel Rossetti, an English poet, illustrator, painter and translator, was born on this day in 1828. He founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848 along with William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais. These young men were to be the main inspiration for a second generation of artists and writers influenced by the movement, most notably William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones. rossetti4His work also influenced the European Symbolists and was a major precursor of the Aesthetic movement. Rossetti’s personal life was closely linked to his work, especially his relationships with his models and muses Elizabeth Siddal, Fanny Cornforth and Jane Morris.rossetti1

This blog is part of a year long project to discuss an artist born on each day of the year.

If you want to know which Artist was born on your Birthday?  A month by month, day by day calendar of famous artists born each day of the year is just HERE!

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