Edward Poynter

Edward Poynter Sir Edward John Poynter, 1st Baronet, GCVO, PRA, was an English artist, designer, and craftsperson who presided over the Royal Academy from 20 March 1836 to 26 July 1919. Life Ambrose Poynter, an architect, was the father of Poynter. Although his parents changed soon after his birth and moved to Britain, he was born in Paris, France. He joined Brighton College and Ipswich School for his education, but he left out because of health problems and spent the winters in Madeira and Rome. He met Frederick Leighton in Rome in 1853 and deeply touched the 17-year-old Poynter. Before...
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