Poynter, Edward John, Sir, First Baronet of Albert Gate (M)

b. 20 March 1836. d. 26 July 1919. Nationality: English.
Painter, illustrator, designer, and arts administrator. Born in Paris. Studied the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris with James McNeill Whistler, George du Maurier, and Thomas Reynolds Lamont. Returned to England in 1860. Contributed to *London Society* and the *Bible Gallery* (1880) by the Dalziel brothers. Exhibited at the Royal Academy and Dudley Gallery. Married Agnes Macdonald (sister of Alice Kipling and Georgiana Burne-Jones) on 9 August 1866. Slade professor at University College, London (1871-1875). Appointed director of the National Art Training School in 1875. Elected Royal Academician in 1876. Director of the National Gallery (1894-1904), President of the Royal Academy (1896-1918). Collaborated on several paintings with Lawrence Alma-Tadema. Knighted in 1896. Appointed baronet in 1902. Biographical information: Houfe 419, Wood 378, *ODNB*. (AC, CC)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The Castle by the Sea. (Freely Translated from the German of Uhland) 1862-01-11 Once a Week Illustrator 874
Wife and I 1862-06-21 Once a Week Illustrator 902
The Broken Vow 1862-09-13 Once a Week Illustrator 918
Ducie of the Dale 1863-04-18 Once a Week Illustrator 478
Ballad of the Page and the King’s Daughter. (Translated from Giebel) 1863-06-06 Once a Week Illustrator 492
A Dream of Egypt 1867-03-02 Once a Week Illustrator 12121
Exultate Deo 1888-10 Atalanta Illustrator 1828