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Constable was born in 1776 at East Bergholt. He began his professional career as a student at the Royal Academy Schools. Following the fashion for painting mountainous, Romantic scenery, he spent some time in Derbyshire and the Lake District, but it was only on his return to the quieter, less spectacular countryside of his native Suffolk that he developed his personal style. The V&A's collections include hundreds of works by Constable, including paintings, drawings and sketchbooks.

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John Constable - The Making of a Master (Hardcover)

John Constable - The Making of a Master (Hardcover)

The remarkable naturalism of John Constable’s paintings has always been acknowledged, and his ‘vivid and timeless’ (as h…

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Event - Constable: The Making of a Master

Sat 20 September 2014–Sun 11 January 2015

EXHIBITION: Presenting a fresh interpretation of Britain’s best-loved landscape painter, this major exhibition reveals how Constable combined a reverence for the old masters with a revolutionary approach to capturing light and atmosphere.

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