Synopsis by Steve Blackburn
This video, one of six in the English Masters series, examines the life and career of the English painter and engraver William Hogarth. This program places Hogarth in historical context. Beginning his career as a draftsman and then a painter, Hogarth found his forte in "pictured morality," such as The Harlot's Progress, and in his etchings of everyday life in 18th century London. The program features location footage, as well as expert commentary and analysis by world-renowned art experts.
career, humor, painting, society, art, artist