Sunday, August 3, 2014

Frank Cadogan Cowper

Frank Cadogan Cowper, the last Pre-Raphaelite
British painter and illustrator Frank Cadogan Cowper was born a bit late to have been a Pre-Raphaelite painter, but like his contemporaries Henry Payne and Byam Shaw, he took to their style and subject matter so strongly as to be known as a Neo-Pre-Raphaelite (it that’s not an inherently self-contradictory term).

Cowper’s work fell into obscurity after his death in 1950s — in the middle of the dominance of the art world by the dictates of Modernism — but like many of the other Victorian and Edwardian painters who worked in similar artistic/literary traditions, his work again saw appreciation with the return to favor of those styles in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

Unfortunately, there is still not a great deal of his work available on the web. Though there are several sources listed below, you will find some redundancy among them.

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