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William Callow

 (1812 - 1908)
William Callow was active/lived in United Kingdom, England, France.  William Callow is known for landscapes, city views, and seascape watercolors, engraving.

Biography   William Callow


William Callow, born near London in Greenwich, England, was a painter, primarily in watercolour* early in his career and later in oil.  He also did engravings*.  His watercolor painting was a part of the very popular and respected English tradition of watercolor painting.  The acceptance of this medium for visual art is linked to 18th-Century topological drawings and map making, and to watercolor sketches used for engravings of exotic sites on the Continent that were popular keepsakes for upper class English people who had taken the 'Grand Tour'. 

In the 19th Century, Joseph M.W. Turner (1775-1851) pioneered the use of watercolor as equal to oil in fine art depictions with his lushly colored, drama   ...  Displaying 750 of 5399 characters.

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View of the Doge's Palace and Piazzetta with the campanile of San Marco, Venice
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The Dogana, Venice, Sunrise
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Venice, the Bacino, looking towards the Doge's Palace and the Piazzetta San Marco
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