Felix Slade

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Birthday
6, 1788
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 29, 1868 (79)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
6, 1788
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 29, 1868 (79)

About

Attorney, philanthropist, and art collector whose generous monetary gifts led to the establishment of London's Slade School of Art.

Before Fame

He inherited his father's fortune and used the money to fund his collections of engravings, books, and glass.

Trivia

He left his collection of glass art to the British Museum and his book collection to the British Library.

Family Life

He was born to Robert Slade and Eliza Foxcroft. He never married and, in his adulthood, he lived with his also unmarried brother, Henry.

Associated With

His philanthropy created the Slade Professorships of Fine Art at Oxford and Cambridge universities. British art critic John Ruskin was the first person to become a Slade Professor.