Stone Marcus, 1840 – 1921

A famous English painter, graphic artist, illustrator. Born in London in the family of the well-known artist and member of London Academy of Arts, F. Stone, who was in close friendly relations with C. Dickens. He studied painting, drawing, art of illustration under the guidance of his father. Since 1858 he regularly participated in the exhibiti...

A famous English painter, graphic artist, illustrator. Born in London in the family of the well-known artist and member of London Academy of Arts, F. Stone, who was in close friendly relations with C. Dickens. He studied painting, drawing, art of illustration under the guidance of his father. Since 1858 he regularly participated in the exhibitions of London Academy of Arts. After his father's death (1859) C. Dickens became the patron of the young artist. Since that time M. Stone illustrated and designed many books of the famous novelist and other writers. Most of his working time he devoted to painting. In the 1860s he admired military and historical topics related to the era of Napoleon and the Irish civil war. He created a large gallery of female characters. He gained wide popularity as a master of sentimental scenes of the XVIII - XIX centuries. He had many followers, the most famous of them were W. Sadler and G. Kilburn. In 1876 he became a teacher in London Academy of Arts, in 1886 - academician. His works are presented in many museums of Europe, particularly in the collection of London Academy of Arts, Tate Gallery, etc.

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