Artist Birthdays November 10 – WILLIAM HOGARTH

WILLIAM HOGARTH (Nov. 10, 1697 – Oct. 26, 1764)

  • Nationality: English
  • Field: Painting, printmaking
  • Art Movement: Genre Painting, Rococo
  • ARTiFact: He wrote a famous treatise on aesthetics, The Analysis of Beauty (1753), in which he defines his theories on visual beauty and grace.
  • Artist Quote: “I have generally found that persons who had studied painting least were the best judges of it.”
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): Marriage A-la-Mode: The Tête à Tête, 1735.

William Hogarth. Marriage A-la-Mode: The Tête à Tête, 1735.

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