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John Constable (Landscape Painting, Romanticism): Art Lesson Plan
John Constable (June 11, 1776 to March 31, 1837, age 60) was an English Romantic landscape painter in the naturalistic tradition. He was born in Suffolk, England. His paintings are now among the most popular and valuable in British art, but he was not financially successful as an artist during his life. He sold more paintings in France than in his native England. Constable is best known for his landscape paintings of Dedham Vale, the area surrounding his home, which is now known as 'Constable Country.' As he wrote to a friend in 1821, ' I should paint my own