John Ruskin

John Ruskin

Born: February 8, 1819

Died: January 20, 1900

Nationality: English

Occupation: Writer, draughtsman, watercolourist, philanthropist

Biography: John Ruskin was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, also an art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist, a prominent social thinker and philanthropist. He wrote on subjects ranging from geology to architecture, myth to ornithology, literature to education, and botany to political economy. His writing styles and literary forms were equally varied.

Source/Notes: The Complete Works of John Ruskin: On the Old Road (published in 1834), p. 174, "Pre-Raphaelitism"

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