Louis John Rhead (1857-1926)

 

Louis John Rhead (1857-1926)
English-American Golden Age illustrator & painter ;
Louis J. Rhead ; L.J. Rhead ; L. J. Rhead ; L. John Rhead ; Lewis Rhead ;
[Born November 6, 1857 in Etruria, Staffordshire, England – died July 29, 1926 in Amityville, Suffolk County, NY in his country home]

 

FAD record control number: 58408 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;

 

Louis John Rhead (1857-1926) biography:

Birth: November 6, 1857 in Etruria, Staffordshire, England ;
Death: July 29, 1926 in Amityville, Suffolk County, NY in his country home ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Zodiac:
Scorpio ;

Known for: Art Nouveau illustration ; historic realist illustration ; Medieval theme illustration ; fantasy illustration ;
Medium: Oil ; pen & ink ; watercolor ; steel ; ceramic ;
Technique: Painting ; drawing ; etching ;
Subjects: Arthurian legends ; Medieval life ; fantasy ; fairies ; jesters ; people ; daily life ; sporting ;

Areas: Etruria, Staffordshire, England ; Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England (1861) ; Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England (1857-1871) ; New York, NY ; Amityville, Suffolk County, NY ; Liverpool, England ; Queenstown, Ireland ; Brooklyn, NY (1910-1920) ; Paris, France (1870-1872) ; London, England ;
Region: Europe ; North East ;
Lived: Etruria, Staffordshire, England ; Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England ; Stokes-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England ; New York, NY ; Amityville, Suffolk County, NY (vacation home) ; Brooklyn, NY (1910-1920) ; Paris, France (1870-1872) ; London, England (1873) ;
Father: George Woolliscroft Rhead (1832-1908) ;
Mother: Frances (Colley) Rhead (1833-?) ;
Relatives: George Woolliscroft Rhead (1854-1920), brother, also a famous artist ; Frederick Alfred Rhead (1856-?), brother ; William Thomas Rhead (1861-?), brother ; Alice Maud Mary Rhead (1863-?), sister ; Fanny Woolliscroft Rhead (1865-?), sister ; Minnie Rhead (1868-?), sister ; Julia Rhead (1869-?), sister ; Frances J Rhead (1871-?), sister ; Bertrand Rhead (1877-1944), brother ;
Spouse: Catherine H Rhead (1850-1935), wife ;
Children: Stephen Yates (?-?), step-son ;

Training: Private study in Paris, France under Hippolyte Boulenger (1837-1874) (1870-1872) ; South Kensington Scholarship to study privately under Lord Frederic Leighton (1830-1896) ; London, England under Edward John Poynter (1836-1919) and Alphonse Legros (1837-1911) (1873) ;
Instructors: Hippolyte Boulenger (1837-1874) ; Lord Frederic Leighton (1830-1896) ; Edward John Poynter (1836-1919) ; Alphonse Legros (1837-1911) (1873) ;
Work: Illustrated books for Appleton Publishing, New York, NY : Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s progress,  Tennyson’s Idylls of the king, Swiss family Robinson, Gulliver’s travels, Treasure island, Arabian nights, Cooper’s The Deerslayer (published by Harper & Brothers), Robin hood, books on angling & trout fishing and many children’s books ; Illustrated posters ;

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Member: Architectural League, New York, NY ; New York Watercolor Society, New York, NY ;
Exhibited with: Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, as a non-member (1887) ;
Awards:

Milestones: enjoyed angling (fishing) ; illustrated approximately 1 book each year his entire life in the USA ; considered quirky and unique ; set up his own fishing pool outside his house ;

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Digital-born document number:
FAD.2020.58408

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Record birth date:
April 15, 2020

Last updated: May 16, 2020 at 13:16 pm

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