Edmund Leighton

Edmund Blair Leighton (21 September 1852 – 1 September 1922)

Edmund Blair Leighton (21 September 1852 – 1 September 1922)

Style: Impressionist

Background: Edmund Blair Leighton (21 September 1852 – 1 September 1922) was an English painter of historical genre scenes, specializing in Regency and medieval subjects.

Education: Leighton was the son of the artist Charles Blair Leighton. He was educated at University College School, before becoming a student at the Royal Academy Schools.

Achievements: Leighton was a fastidious craftsman, producing highly-finished, decorative pictures. It would appear that he left no diaries, and though he exhibited at the Royal Academy for over forty years, he was never an Academician or an Associate.

Famous Works:

Edmund Leighton - God Speed!

Edmund Leighton – God Speed!

Edmund Leighton - Stitching the Standard

Edmund Leighton – Stitching the Standard

Edmund Leighton - The Accolade

Edmund Leighton – The Accolade

Edmund Leighton - The Gossip

Edmund Leighton – The Gossip

Edmund Leighton - The Hostage

Edmund Leighton – The Hostage