Henry HOLIDAY (1839-1927) ✿

Henry Holiday (17 June 1839 – 15 April 1927) was an English Victorian painter of historical genre and landscapes, also a stained-glass designer, illustrator, and sculptor. He was influenced by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, many of whom he knew. Holiday was born in London.

He showed an early aptitude for art and was given lessons by William Cave Thomas. He attended Leigh's art academy and in 1855, at the age of 15, was admitted to the Royal Academy Schools.rhood, many of whom he knew.

Holiday worked in both oils and watercolours. In 1858, his first picture, a landscape painting, was exhibited at the Royal Academy and immediately sold; from that year his work was frequently shown at the Academy and elsewhere. Holiday also created some sculpture, in 1861 producing a piece called Sleep which attracted favourable critical interest. In 1907, Holiday went to Egypt, painting a series of watercolours and illustrations on ancient Egyptian themes. These were exhibited at Walker's Gallery, London.

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