William Hogarth was born at Bartholomew Close in London to Richard Hogarth, a poor Latin school teacher and textbook writer, and Anne Gibbons. In his youth he was apprenticed to the engraver Ellis Gamble in Leicester Fields, where he learned to engrave trade cards and similar products.
William Hogarth was an English painter and printmaker who poignantly commented the English society of the eighteenth century with biting satire. The career and life of Hogarth were as unusual as his prints.
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Beer Street and Gin Lane are two prints issued in 1751 by English artist William Hogarth in support of what would become the Gin Act. Designed to be viewed alongside each other, they depict the evils of the consumption of gin as a contrast to the merits of drinking beer.
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William Hogarth (1697-1764) Hogarth’s extraordinary career began with his apprenticeship to a silver engraver in Cranbourn Street. He soon turned, however, to designing and engraving plates for the print and book publishers.
William Hogarth art prints and posters English painter, printmaker and satirist William Hogarth was born in London in 1697. Known for his satirical and comic-strip like cartoons featuring crowds of people from all walks of life, he is often considered a pioneer in Western sequential art.
Early Years: William Hogarth was born in 1697, a time of social and moral depravity. At the turn of the 18th century, however, London began to bloom creatively and William Hogarth was at the heart of it.
William Hogarth Painting: Hogarth was a firm believer in sketching people and objects from everyday life and as a boy would go to fairs in London and sketch the people he observed. In order to produce prints of his work he would firstly paint the scene he wished to produce and then it would be engraved by other people so that it could be printed.
Hogarth, William: Strolling Actresses Dressing in a Barn Strolling Actresses Dressing in a Barn, etching and engraving by William Hogarth, 1738; in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; gift of Mrs. Carl Joseph Ulmann, 1929 (accession no. 29.38.3); www.metmuseum.org