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date: 09 December 2019

Hardy, Dudleylocked

(b Sheffield, Yorks, Jan 15, 1867; d London, Aug 11, 1922).
  • Sarah Wimbush

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(b Sheffield, Yorks, Jan 15, 1867; d London, Aug 11, 1922).

English painter and illustrator. He studied with his father, T. B. Hardy (1842–97), and later at the Academy in Düsseldorf, in Antwerp and in Paris before returning to London. He was a prolific artist, exhibiting regularly at the Royal Academy from 1884 until 1922. His oils vary from oriental to Breton genre scenes. Other paintings bear a social message, such as Sans Asile (1888), depicting huddled figures sleeping in Trafalgar Square; this work was shown at the Royal Society of British Artists Galleries in London in 1893 (after exhibition in other European cities) and established his reputation. However, it was Hardy’s graphic art that made his name. His talents coincided with the boom in illustrated magazines and the power of the poster at the turn of the century. The influence of French graphic style is seen in his fluent line and use of tone, and artists such as Jules Chéret influenced the ...

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