Edwin Austin Abbey

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Birthday
1, 1852
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Aug 1, 1911 (59)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
1, 1852
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Aug 1, 1911 (59)

About

Painter and illustrator known for his Victorian and Shakespearean-themed artwork. He is most remembered for a piece entitled The Quest of the Holy Grail.

Before Fame

After attending the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, he started publishing illustrations in such magazines as Harper's Weekly and Scribner's.

Trivia

He illustrated an 1896 edition of the comic plays of William Shakespeare.

Family Life

He grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He wed Gertrude Mead, a New York merchant's daughter, in the late 1880s.

Associated With

He illustrated a collection of the verse of seventeenth-century poet Robert Herrick.