Artists (S) (European Collection)
Born in Manchester, England in 1946, John Seerey-Lester took the first step toward his adult career in 1955 when he won first prize in an art competition sponsored by The Daily Express, one of England's largest newspapers. He was encouraged in his pursuit of art by his father, who actually arranged for him to receive commission painting the pets, houses, and portraits of family and friends. At the unusually young age of fifteen, Seerey-Lester was accepted at Salford Technical College in Lancashire where...
Though born in Brussels, Belgium in 1823, Alfred Stevens spent most of his artistic career in France. In 1844, he moved to Paris to study under several artists, including Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Stevens returned to Brussels long enough to make his artistic debut at the Brussels Salon in 1851, but returned to Paris the next year where he remained the rest of his life. In 1853, he was awarded a third-class medal in the Paris Salon and continued to...