John William Waterhouse (1849 - 1917)

John William Waterhouse (1849 – 1917) was an English Pre-Raphaelite painter most famous for his paintings of female characters from mythology and literature. Early in his career he painted Greek and Roman subjects, but in the 1880s he turned to literary themes, painted in a distinctive, dreamily romantic style. In approach he was influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites, but his handling of paint is quite different from theirs - rich and sensuous. Although often classified as a Pre-Raphaelite for his style and themes, Waterhouse is truly a Neo-Classic painter.

John William Waterhouse was born in Rome, April 6, 1849, his parents was painters William and Isabela Waterhouse. He was referred to as "Nino" throughout his life. In the 1850s, when he was five the family returned to South Kensington, England, near the newly founded Victoria and Albert Museum.

John William Waterhouse Paintings

A Sick Child Brought into the Temple of Aesculapius At Capri At the Shrine Boreas Circe Invidiosa Circe offering the Cup to Ulysses Cleopatra Consulting the Oracle Crystal Ball Dante and Beatrice Destiny Diogenes