Edward Bird RA — 2 November was an English genre painter who spent most of his working life in Bristolwhere the Bristol School of artists formed around him. Bird was born in Wolverhampton Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman - Bryan Adams - The Best Of Me, the son of a carpenter. He received no formal artistic training, but developed his skills through apprenticeship as a japanning artist painting tea trays.
In he Birds - Edward - Birds to Bristol, where he married Martha Dodrell and pursued a career in artistic commissions: portraiturebook illustrations, and church painting. At Bristol, Bird became the centre of an informal group which included other artists such as Edward Villiers Rippingille and Nathan Cooper Branwhiteand Birds - Edward - Birds developed into the Bristol School. The group conducted evening sketching meetings and sketching excursions to scenic locations around Bristol.
However, Bird painted landscapes relatively infrequently and he would often accompany the excursions without joining in the sketching.
Inhe exhibited at the Royal Academy Good News Birds - Edward - Birdsa genre portrait of an old soldier. His works also include the Field of Chevy Chase and the Day after the Battlewhich was pronounced his masterpiece. Bird was elected an associate of the Royal Academy inwas appointed historical painter to Princess Charlotte inand elected a full member in Plagued by ill-health for over five years and unable to paint in the last year of his life, Bird died on 2 November He was buried in Bristol Cathedral.
His son George later became a midshipmanhis equipment paid for by the subscriptions of Bird's friends. His daughter Martha became a Bristol watercolouristand the younger daughter Harriet a governess.
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Edward Bird. For the English pipemaker in Amsterdam, see Eduard Bird. Edward Bird by Edward Villiers Rippingille Bristol: City Art Gallery, Bristol. Edward Bird exhibition catalogue. Wolverhampton: Wolverhampton Art Gallery.
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