James Ward started off in the family business as an engraver and was later appreciated for his English Romantic painting. He was largely influenced by his interest in engraving as well as the artwork of Paul Rubens during his career.
An Animal Lover
James became known as an animal & landscape artists and his strong appreciation for the form of animals is evident throughout his artwork. He was a driven artist and created a number of portraits, landscapes and history paintings – many of which were later engraved.
Mr. Ward’s art is thought to effortlessly reflect the grace & charm of the Romantic era through technical skill and artistry.
Sadly, this is one great artist who was not appreciated in life as he is today. He died in poverty not long after a stroke ended his work in 1855.
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