Calvert, Edward

Calvert, Edward,

1799–1883, English painter and engraver. A great admirer of William BlakeBlake, William,
1757–1827, English poet and artist, b. London. Although he exerted a great influence on English romanticism, Blake defies characterization by school, movement, or even period.
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, Calvert, along with several of his contemporaries, formed a group around Blake called the Brotherhood of the Ancients. Calvert's art celebrated the life of primitive society. In his later work he was deeply influenced by a visit in 1844 to Greece.

Bibliography

See L. Binyon, The Followers of William Blake (1925).

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