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Abbey, Edwin Austin,

1852–1911, American illustrator and painter, b. Philadelphia, studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Employed by Harper & Brothers, he was sent to England, where he gathered materials for his illustration of Herrick's poems and other works. His illustration of Shakespeare is usually considered his best work. The Quest of the Holy Grail (a series of wall panels in the Boston Public Library) is perhaps his most famous painting. He was official painter of the coronation of Edward VII.

Abbey, Edwin Austin

(1852–1911) painter, illustrator; born in Philadelphia. In 1872 he worked as an illustrator for Harper's Magazine, New York. He later painted murals in Boston (1895–1901) and at the Pennsylvania capitol (1908). Much of his life was spent in England, painting historical subjects.
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Nineteenth-century artists such as James McNeill Whistler, John Singer Sargent, Edwin Austin Abbey, Edgar Degas, and Claude Monet.
Pyle, Edwin Austin Abbey, Howard Chandler Christy, Charles Dana Gibson, Frederic Remington, and others set the stage for later generations of artists, establishing that imagery created for mass distribution could be well conceived, aesthetically pleasing, and lucrative.
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It takes about seven pages for the Burne-Jones' works and over six pages for the Rossettis' (F-508-528); and there are also substantial listings for such well known illustrators and painters as Edwin Austin Abbey, James Archer, Gustav Dore, Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, Arthur Hughes, William Holman Hunt, David Jones, and others.