William Rothenstein

British painter, printmaker, draughtsman, lecturer and writer on art (1872–1945) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Sir William Rothenstein (29 January 1872 – 14 February 1945) was an English painter, printmaker, draughtsman, lecturer, and writer on art. Though he covered many subjects – ranging from landscapes in France to representations of Jewish synagogues in London – he is perhaps best known for his work as a war artist in both world wars, his portraits, and his popular memoirs, written in the 1930s. More than two hundred of Rothenstein's portraits of famous people can be found in the National Portrait Gallery collection. The Tate Gallery also holds a large collection of his paintings, prints and drawings. Rothenstein served as Principal at the Royal College of Art from 1920 to 1935. He was knighted in 1931 for his services to art. In March 2015 'From Bradford to Benares: the Art of Sir William Rothenstein', the first major exhibition of Rothenstein's work for over forty years, opened at Bradford's Cartwright Hall Gallery, touring to the Ben Uri in London later that year.

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William Rothenstein
Rothenstein by George Charles Beresford in 1920
Born(1872-01-29)29 January 1872
Died14 February 1945(1945-02-14) (aged 73)
London, England
EducationBradford Grammar School, Slade School of Fine Art
Académie Julian
Known forPainting
SpouseAlice Knewstub
Children4, including John and Michael