1890s People
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Robert Anning Bell
By Geoffrey Beare
Robert Anning Bell was a versatile decorative artist who worked as an illustrator between 1889 and 1912. In 1879 he entered the Westminster School of Art, under the directorship of Professor Fred Brown (1851-1941). He moved to the Royal Academy Schools in 1881, studying in Paris for a year at the Académie Julian and at the studio of the painter Aimé Morot (1850-1913) before completing his studies at the RA Schools in 1887.