John Gilbert - The Encyclopedia of Fine Arts - Artist, Painter  John Gilbert

Place: Surrey

Born: 1817

Death: 1897

Nationality: United Kingdom


Sir John Gilbert (21 July 1817 – 5 October 1897) was an English artist, illustrator and engraver. He was born in Blackheath, Surrey, and taught himself to paint. Skilled in several media, he gained the nickname, "the Scott of painting". He was best known for the illustrations and woodcuts he produced for the Illustrated London News. Gilbert was ini...