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The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was a group of English painters, poets, and critics, founded in 1848 by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais, William Holman Hunt and others. The group's intention was to reform art by rejecting what they considered to be the mechanistic approach first adopted by the Mannerist artists who succeeded Raphael and Michelangelo. They believed that the Classical poses and elegant compositions of Raphael in particular had been a corrupting influence on the academic teaching of art. In contrast, they wanted to return to the abundant detail, intense colours, and complex compositions of Quattrocento Italian and Flemish art.   continue on wikipedia  


William Bell Scott    1811-1890    Scottish Painter
George Frederic Watts    1817-1904    English Painter/Sculptor
Ford Madox Brown    1821-1893    English Painter
Sophie Anderson    1823-1903    French Painter
William Holman Hunt    1827-1910    English Painter
Dante Gabriel Rossetti    1828-1882    English Painter
John Everett Millais    1829-1896    English Painter
Frederick Sandys   1829-1904   English Painter
John Roddam Spencer Stanhope    1829-1908    English Painter
John Brett    1831-1902    English Painter
Arthur Hughes    1832-1915    English Painter
Edward Burne-Jones    1833-1898    British Painter
William Morris    1834-1896    English Writer/Designer
Henry Holiday    1839-1927    British Painter/Stained Glass Artist
Simeon Solomon    1840-1905    English Painter
Marie Spartali Stillman    1844-1927    English Painter
Edward Frederick Brewtnall    1846-1902    English Painter
John William Waterhouse    1849-1917    English Painter
John Melhuish Strudwick    1849-1935    British Painter
Edward Robert Hughes    1851-1917    English Painter
Edmund Blair-Leighton    1853-1922    English Painter
Sir Frank Dicksee    1853-1928    English Painter
Thomas Cooper Gotch    1854-1931    English Painter
Evelyn de Morgan    1855-1919    English Painter
Arthur Hacker    1858-1919    English Painter
Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale    1871-1945    English Painter
John Byam Shaw    1872-1919    Indian/British Painter
Frank Cowper    1877-1958    English Painter