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Frampton, Edward Reginaldlocked

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British, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1872; died 1923, in Paris.

Painter (gouache), watercolourist. Figure compositions, religious subjects, landscapes.

Symbolism.

Edward Reginald Frampton was the son of a stained-glass artist and attended Brighton Grammar School, where he was a contemporary of Aubrey Beardsley. They continued their studies together at the Westminster School of Art. Frampton then began working with his father while making study trips to Italy and France. In his early career he painted mainly decorative murals and also decorated war memorials but was chiefly known for the easel paintings he exhibited regularly from 1894. Frampton's paintings took as their themes literary, religious and symbolist subjects. He later concentrated on landscapes of Sussex, Cumberland, the Channel Isles, Brittany and the Bernese Oberland. He died suddenly in Paris while on one of his trips to Austria and was buried at St-Germain. Frampton's knowledge of stained-glass work, the influence of the early Italian masters and of Puvis de Chavannes and Burne-Jones combined to give him a very personal style similar to that of the Pre-Raphaelites....

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