Art by gf watts published to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of gf watts 1817 1904this book provides a lively and engaging introduction to one of the most charismatic figures in the history of british art during the victorian era. George frederic watts om ra london 23 february 1817 1 july 1904 was an english victorian painter and sculptor associated with the symbolist movement he said i paint ideas not things watts became famous in his lifetime for his allegorical works such as hope and love and lifethese paintings were intended to form part of an epic symbolic cycle called the house of life in which . Paintings by gf watts have influenced figures as diverse as em forster and barack obama two hundred years after his birth he stands out as one of the most distinctive and elusive . Published to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of gf watts this book provides a lively and engaging introduction to one of the most charismatic figures in the history of british art. Gf watts victorian visionary is at the guildhall art gallery london ec2 020 7332 3700 until april 26 and will be shown at the mercer art gallery harrogate 01423 556188 from nov 14 2009
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