Herbert Thomas Dicksee

1862 - 1942

Herbert Thomas Dicksee was a British painter best known for his sensitive depictions of hunting dogs, particularly Scottish deerhounds in the moors. He also portrayed more exotic animals, accurately rendering lions and tigers he observed at the London Zoo. Born on June 14, 1862 in London, England, Dicksee's family was well-ingrained into the art world; his father was an artist and his nephew, Sir Frank Dicksee, was the president of the Royal Academy in London from 1924-1928. The artist went on to study at the Slade School of Art in London on a scholarship, and his first painting was exhibited in 1881. Many of Dicksee's most famous works were transcribed into prints and etchings published by Klackner of London. He died on February 20, 1942 in Hampstead, England.