John Glover

English landscape painter (1767 - 1849)

John Glover was an English painter of landscapes in oil and watercolour. He was initially employed as a school teacher in Cumbria and later as a drawing master in Staffordshire. When visiting London he received tutoring from painter William Payne (1760 – 1830).

Glover exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1795 and the Society of Painters in Watercolours from 1805, when it was founded. He was elected President of the Society in 1807 and again between 1814 and 1815.

Glover visited Paris in 1814 and won a gold medal at the Salon. He later travelled to Italy and in the 1820 staged a series of one man shows displaying his own copies of 17th-century landscapes alongside the work by Claude Lorrain (1600-1682) and Richard Wilson (1713/14–1782)
By 1824, he had become a founder-member of the Society of British Artists where he exhibited until 1829. Soon after, he emigrated to Tasmania, where he remained until his death, farming sheep and painting local landscapes.
  • Gender
  • Relationship
  • Nationality
    British: English
  • Born
  • Place of birth
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Leicestershire: Houghton-on-the-Hill
  • Died
  • Place of death
    Oceania: Australia: Tasmania: Launceston
  • Cause of death
    Unknown or unrecorded
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