LEWIS, John Frederick

1804 - 1876

John Frederick Lewis

Born in London on 14 July 1804, son of Frederick Christian Lewis (17791856), engraver and landscape-painter, and his wife Elizabeth née Gregory, who married at St Mary's Whitechapel, London on 30 August 1803. He specialized in Oriental and Mediterranean scenes and often worked in exquisitely detailed watercolour. Lewis lived in Spain 1832-1834 and exhibited at the Norwich Society of Artists in 1833 'Scene in Venice' which was in the collection of J. S. Cotman. He was in Cairo 1841-1850, where he made numerous sketches that he turned into paintings after his return to Walton-on-Thames, England in 1851 where he lived until his death. Elected an associate of the Royal Academy on 31 January 1859 and a full member on 10 March 1865 and retired on 9 May 1876. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1875 exhibiting 'Interior of a Studio' in that year. He died at Walton-on-Thames on 15 August 1876.

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