John Constable was an influential landscape painter who rose to prominence during the early 19th century. Born in East Bergholt, Suffolk, he belonged to a wealthy corn merchant family and received education at different private and grammar schools. He taught himself how to paint and exhibited his artworks at the Royal Academy in London before making his way to exhibit in Paris Salon.
Constable’s artwork emphasized landscape paintings using a variety of techniques such as drawing, painting, and printmaking. His paintings featured romanticized views of the British countryside that differentiated him from other artists of that time. He drew inspiration from Claude Lorrain’s painting Hagar and the Angel, which he viewed as a child.
The success of Constable’s career was largely attributed to Dr. John Fisher, who supported him throughout his artistic journey. Constable traveled extensively throughout Britain for his subject matter representation rather than using popular tourist locations; however, one particular personal trip led him to Salisbury where he sketched Gothic cathedrals that later became famous works.
His legacy persists even after his death as one of Europe’s most famous landscape painters. His contribution influenced Romanticism movements across Europe posthumously known for unconventional depictions nature-themed landscapes.
All John Constable Artwork on Artchive
|Detail Of: The White Horse||1819||Oil On Canvas|
|Wivenhoe Park, Essex||1816||Oil On Canvas|
|A View On The Stour||1810||Oil On Paper Laid On Canvas|
|Branch Hill Pond, Hampstead Heath||1828||Oil On Canvas|
|On The Stour||c. 1834||Oil On Canvas|
|Helmingham Dell||1825-26||Oil On Canvas|
|Harnham Gate, Salisbury||1821||Oil On Canvas|
|Hampstead Heath, Looking Towards Harrow||1821||Oil On Paper Laid On Canvas|
|Gillingham Mill||1824||Oil On Canvas|
|Arundel Mill and Castle||1837||Oil on Canvas|
|Dedham Lock and Mill||1818||Oil on Canvas|
|Hadleigh Castle||1829||Oil on Canvas|
|The Cornfield||1826||Oil on Canvas|
|Rainstorm off the Coast at Brighton||c. 1824-28||Oil on paper laid on Canvas|
|Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop's Grounds||c.1823||Oil on Canvas|
|The Glebe Farm||c. 1830||Oil on Canvas|
|The Opening of Waterloo Bridge||c.1832||Oil on Canvas|
|Chain Pier, Brighton||1827||Oil on Canvas|
|Flatford Lock and Mill||1812||Oil on Canvas|
|Stour Valley and Dedham Church||1814||Oil on Canvas|
|Study of Clouds at Hampstead||1821||Oil on paper laid on board|
|Cloud Study||1821||Oil on paper laid on board|
|The Lock||1824||Oil on Canvas|
|The White Horse||1819||Oil on Canvas|