1890s People
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Thomas Cooper Gotch
By Nancy Rose Marshall
The strategic career choices of Thomas Cooper Gotch illustrate the diverse options available to a British painter in the 1890s. Dissatisfied with his initial lack of success working in the French-influenced naturalist style of the Newlyn School in Cornwall, he eventually became a recognized contributor to turn-of-the-century art by re-introducing into his work academic realist detail...