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John Ruskin
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Born in Clapham, London
Born on 8th of February 1819
Died in Coniston, Cumbria
Died on 20th of January 1900

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1819 - 1900. English author & art critic.

Educated at Christ Church, Oxford – won Newdigate prize for poetry. His books Modern Painters (1843-60), The Seven Lamps of Architecture (1848) and The Stones of Venice (1851-53) established him as a major art and social critic. Founded The St George’s Guild, the John Ruskin School at Camberwell and the Whitelands College at Chelsea.

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