Alfred East

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Philip Alexius de László : Sir Alfred East, oil on canvas, 1907

Sir Alfred East (born December 15, 1849 in Kettering , Northamptonshire , † September 28, 1913 in London ) was a British painter .


Alfred East studied at the Glasgow School of Art and then went to France to study with Tony Robert-Fleury and William Adolphe Bouguereau at the renowned École des Beaux-Arts . His romantic landscapes show an influence of the Barbizon school .

In 1906, Alfred East was elected President of the Royal Academy of Arts . Four years later, on July 7, 1910, King Edward VII made him a Knight Bachelor .


  • Peyton Skipwith: An Enlightened Artist in Japan , (1984)
  • Sir Philip Cortazzi: A British Artist in Japan , Print Pub (1991)
  • John Ramm: From Barbizon With Love , Antique Dealer & Collectors Guide (1994)

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