Biography of Laurence Alma-Tadema


Alma-Tadema, Laurence, born in Friesland in 1836, painter. Studied at the Royal Academy of Antwerp, and was afterwards pupil and assistant of Baron Henry Leys. He settled in England, where his pictures found a ready welcome. He was elected A.R.A. in 1876, and R.A. in 1879. Among his numerous works are "Phidias and the Elgin Marbles" (1868), "A Roman Emperor" (1871), "The Sculpture Gallery" (1875), "Sappho" (1881), and "The Roses of Heliogabalus" (1888). Died, 1912.