Scottish painter and pioneer of state art education in Great Britain.
William Dyce studied at the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, and the Royal Academy schools, London. One of the first British students of early Italian Renaissance painting, he visited Italy in 1825 and 1827-28, meeting in Rome a group of young German painters, the Nazarenes. William Dyce exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy, being elected associate of the Royal Academy in 1844 and academician in 1848. In 1830-37 in Edinburgh he made portraits for a livelihood. But his Italian studies led him to anticipate the English Pre-Raphaelites in the quest for a primitivist simplicity and repose in his oil painting that harked back to the art of 14th- and 15th-century Italy.
He was an outstanding landscapist as his poetic Pegwell Bay proves.
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