Brighton, United Kingdom
Edward Poynter attended Brighton College.
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Poynter was a student of Ipswich School.
Gower St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6BT, UK
Edward Poynter was the first Slade Professor of Fine Art at University College London between 1871 and 1875.
Kensington Gore, Kensington, London SW7 2EU, UK
Poynter served as a principal of the Royal College of Art from 1875 till 1881.
Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, UK
During 1894-1904 Poynter was a director of the National Gallery, London.
Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 0BD, UK
Edward Poynter was elected President of the Royal Academy in 1896. This post he occupied until 1918.
Portrait of Edward John Poynter.
Edward John Poynter.
Sir Edward John Poynter painting.
He was educated at Brighton College and Ipswich School, but left school early for reasons of ill health, spending winters in Madeira and Rome. On his return to London he studied at Leigh"s academy in Newman Street and the Royal Academy Schools, before going to Paris to study in the studio of the classicist painter Charles Gleyre where James McNeill Whistler and George du Maurier were fellow-students.
In 1853 he met Frederick Leighton in Rome, who made a great impression on the 17-year-old Poynter. In 1866 Poynter married the famous beauty Agnes MacDonald, daughter of the Rev G B MacDonald of Wolverhampton, and they had three children. He became best known for his large historical paintings such as Israel in Egypt (1867.
Guildhall Art Gallery, London), followed by Street George for England (1869), a mosaic for the Central Lobby of the Palace of Westminster, depicting Street George and the Dragon.
Visit of the Queen of Sheba (1871-1875) and King Solomon (1890). He was admitted as an associate of the Royal Academy in 1869.
Poynter held a number of official posts: he was the first Slade Professor at University College London from 1871 to 1875, principal of the National Art Training School from 1875 to 1881 and director of the National Gallery from 1894 to 1904 (overseeing the opening of the Tate Gallery). He became a Royal Academician in 1876.
In 1896, on the death of Sir John Millais, Poynter was elected President of the Royal Academy.
He received a knighthood in the same year and an honorary degree from Cambridge University in 1898. He was made a baronet in 1902. lieutenant appears from the subjects of his paintings (King Solomon and King Solomon"s Temple) and his association with Kipling that he was a Freemason.
Prints of his painting The Visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon are to be found in many Masonic Lodges around the world.
Poynter"s old school, Brighton College held an exhibition of Poynter"s paintings and drawings entitled "at Arms Length" in its Burstow Gallery in November–December 1995. Edward Poynter"s works.
Orpheus and Eurydice
A Day Dream
Faithful Unto Death
A Portrait of Agnes Macdonald Shortly Before Her Marriage in Wolverhampton
Israel in Egypt
Portrait of Georgiana Burne-jones
Portrait of Elizabeth Courtauld
Study of Two Heads
Portrait of Lillie Langtry
Funchal, Morning Sun
Isola San Giulio, Lake Orta
Psyche in the Temple of Love
The Queen of Sheba's Visit to King Solomon
Corner of the Marketplace
The Corner of the Villa
In a Garden
Diana and Endymion