Biography for Edward Robert Hughes
Trained at the Royal Academy Schools.
Royal Academy; Royal Watercolour Society, Vice President 1901-03.
Whilst at the Royal Academy, Hughes was part of a social group of students who were interested in the work of Sir Edward Burne-Jones (1833-98), this group included the artist Walter Crane (1845-1915). Hughes started to exhibit at the Royal Academy in 1872. Through his life he exhibited widely at the British Institution, the Grosvenor Gallery and the Royal Watercolour Society. His paintings were Pre-Raphaelite and Symbolist in style, and included many female nude and portraits. On Hughes' death his friends formed a Memorial Committee, and purchased his painting 'Night and her Train of Stars' and presented it to Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery.
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