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William Blake (b. 1757, London, d. 1827, London) was a painter, printmaker, mystic and poet who created some of the most iconic images in British art. He developed his own mythology, created visionary poetry and linked text and illustration. William Blake studied at the Royal Academy of Arts. Famous works are: 1789 "Songs of innocence"; 1793 "The marriage of heaven and hell"; 1793 "Face of the Daughters of Albion"; 1795 "Newton"; 1814 "The four Zoas"; 1825 "The Simiostic Pope".

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  • 01. Nov 07. Feb 1999
    Die Nacht Haus der Kunst, München '