- Norwich School
a group of early 19th-century painters of who lived in or near Norwich, England. They painted scenes of the countryside in East Anglia. The group included John Crome and John Cotman.
* * *▪ artsignificant group of English regional landscape painters that was established in 1803 as the Norwich Society of Artists and flourished in Norwich, Norfolk, in the first half of the 19th century. The work of the leaders of the group, John Crome (Crome, John) and John Sell Cotman (Cotman, John Sell), was inspired by the Dutch landscapists and by the English painter Thomas Gainsborough (Gainsborough, Thomas). Other members of the Norwich school were Miles Edmund and John Joseph Cotman (sons of John Sell), John Bernay Crome (the son of John), George Vincent, James Stark, John Thirtle, Joseph Stannard, John Middleton, Robert Dixon, and Henry Bright.Additional ReadingAndrew Hemingway, The Norwich School of Painters (1979, reissued 1987).
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