He was born in Soho, London, where he lived most of his life, and was son to a hosier and his wife, both Dissenters. Blake's early ambitions lay not with poetry but with painting and at the age of. 6/15/ · William Blake was a 19th-century writer and artist who is regarded as a seminal figure of the Romantic Age. His writings have influenced countless writers and artists through the ages. Blake, William - Life and works The presentation of the biography of William Blake, a son of a tradesmen who lived in London and was considered a main writer and not just a composer. William Blake was born in London, England, on November 28, , the second son of a mens' clothing merchant. Except for a few years in Sussex, England, his entire life was spent in London. From his earliest years he saw visions. The Life of William Blake, "Pictor Ignotus."With selections from his poems and other writings is a two-volume work on the English painter and poet William Blake, first published in The first volume is a biography and the second a compilation of Blake's poetry, prose, artwork and illustrated manuscript. 5/17/ · One of the greatest Victorian-era biographies, Alexander Gilchrist's The Life of William Blake plays a key role in the history of Blake's work and its influence on other writers and artists. The first standard text on Blake and a cornerstone of the extensive scholarship on his life and work, it not only delivered its subject from unjust obscurity but also dispelled the notion of Blake's Reviews: 3. 6/26/ · William Blake was a radical visionary whose art and poetry challenged orthodoxy at every turn. Rajan Datar and guests discuss his life, work and legacy. The Life of William Blake, "Pictor Ignotus." With selections from his poems and other writings is a two-volume work on the English painter and poet William Blake, first published in The first volume is a biography and the second a compilation of Blake's poetry, prose, artwork and illustrated manuscript. The book was largely written by Alexander Gilchrist, who had spent many years. Poet, painter, engraver, and visionary William Blake worked to bring about a change both in the social order and in the minds of men. Though in his lifetime his work was largely neglected or dismissed, he is now considered one of the leading lights of English poetry, and his work has only grown in popularity. In his Life of William Blake () Alexander Gilchrist warned his readers that Blake. Get this from a library! The life of William Blake. [Alexander Gilchrist] -- A now-classic biography of poet and painter William Blake (), first published in and reprinted in (This edition is an unabridged republication of the latter.) Includes over 40 b&w. William Blake—poet, engraver, painter, and philosopher—was a true iconoclast. Though he is often regarded as a seminal figure of the Romantic Age, many scholars believe he was beyond this label and is unique in his place in history. In order to unravel more about this extraordinary person, I will provide details about his life and work.
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