Richard Dadd biography

Richard Dadd

Painting, Visual Artist

1817 – 1886

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Who was Richard Dadd?

Richard Dadd was an English painter of the Victorian era, noted for his depictions of fairies and other supernatural subjects, Orientalist scenes, and enigmatic genre scenes, rendered with obsessively minuscule detail. Most of the works for which he is best known were created while he was a patient in a psychiatric hospital.

Dadd's painting, "The Fairy Feller's Master-stroke" - although unfinished - is generally regarded as being his masterpiece.

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Born
Aug 1, 1817
Chatham
Also known as
  • Дадд, Ричард
Profession
Education
  • Royal Academy of Arts
Died
Jan 7, 1886
London

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

Modified by Robert_Haigh
on June 15, 2020