Lowes Cato Dickinson 1819 - 1908

born in:
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom

Lowes Cato Dickinson, portrait painter, born 1819, worked in his father's stationers and lithograph publishing business until travelling to Italy in 1850 where he remained until 1853. On his return, Dickinson rented a studio in London. He was a founding member of the London Working Men's College where he taught elementary and landscape art classes. Ruskin, Rossetti, Madox Brown, Burne-Jones and Pinsep were among his acquaintances with whom he taught. He regularly exhibited his portraits at the Royal Academy between 1848 and 1891. A number of his works are held by the National Portrait Gallery.