John William Waterhouse, 1849-1917, was an English painter known for working in the Pre-Raphaelite style. One of the most famous Waterhouse paintings is The Lady of Shalott. His works depict women from both ancient Greek mythology
and Arthurian legend. In 1895 the artist was elected to the status of full Academician, and served on the Royal Academy Council. Waterhouse oil painting is currently displayed at several major British art galleries, and the Royal Academy of Art organized a major retrospective of Waterhouse art in 2009. -- The Copyright of Scripts is Reserved by Toperfect.