The English painter John Constable was famous for his turbulent landscape paintings. Constable was born in East Bergholt, a village in Suffolk, in 1776. In 1799, the young man entered the Royal Academy Schools for art study. A mere four years later, in 1803, his paintings were on exhibit at the Royal Academy. When Constable was 52, in 1828, his beloved wife Maria died, leaving him with seven children to raise. Constable spent the rest of his life in mourning, and the mood of his paintings changed to something less serene, more emotional. He also returned to watercolors. This exhibition looks at works from Constable’s late period, which dates from 1825 until his death in 1837. —E.C.
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