Fildes, Sir Luke

Fildes, Sir Luke

(fīldz), 1844–1927, English genre and portrait painter, b. Liverpool. He made drawings for the Graphic and other periodicals and illustrated Dickens's Edwin Drood. As a painter he excelled in depicting the life of the London poor. Later he specialized in portraiture and painted the coronation portraits of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra and a state portrait of George V. His Doctor (Tate Gall., London) is a well-known work.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/