George Dawe

George Dawe (1781-1829) was an English portraitist who painted more than 300 portraits of generals, and his paintings of classical subjects won much praise.

He first trained as an engraver with his father and was very accomplished from an early age. He became interested in painting and went on to study at the royal college of art, where he won a gold medal in 1803.He was elected an associate fellow of the Royal Academy of sciences in 1809 and became a fellow in 1814.He collects the works of ancient masters and studies modern and classical languages, philosophy and literature. To better understand the shape of the human body, he also studied anatomy. He performs autopsies in his home and performs operations to improve his understanding of the human body.