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Edwin Austin Abbey

Edwin Austin Abbey Biography

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ABOUT
Painter and illustrator known for his Victorian and Shakespearean-themed artwork. He is most remembered for a piece entitled The Quest of the Holy Grail.
BEFORE FAME
After attending the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, he started publishing illustrations in such magazines as Harper's Weekly and Scribner's.

FAMILY LIFE
He grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He wed Gertrude Mead, a New York merchant's daughter, in the late 1880s.
ASSOCIATED WITH
He illustrated a collection of the verse of seventeenth-century poet Robert Herrick.
TRIVIA
He illustrated an 1896 edition of the comic plays of William Shakespeare.

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