Essay about A Brief Biography of William Blake

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Have you ever heard of a guy name William Blake? No, if not I can tell you things about him. William Blake was born over his father’s modest history shop at Broad Street, Golden Square, London. His dad name was James Blake and his mother name was Catherin Wright Armitage Blake. Did Blake have any Brother and Sisters? Yes he had four brothers and one sister their names are: John Blake, Richard Blake, James Blake, John William, and Catherin Elizabeth (A1). William Blake father was a prosperous hosier. He encouraged young Blake’s artistic tastes and sent him to drawing school. At the age of 14 Blake was apprenticed to James Basire, Whom he stayed until 1778. After he left Royal Academy. In 1782 he married Catherine Bouncher, Whom he taught to …show more content…
Have you ever heard of a guy name William Blake? No, if not I can tell you things about him. William Blake was born over his father’s modest history shop at Broad Street, Golden Square, London. His dad name was James Blake and his mother name was Catherin Wright Armitage Blake. Did Blake have any Brother and Sisters? Yes he had four brothers and one sister their names are: John Blake, Richard Blake, James Blake, John William, and Catherin Elizabeth (A1). William Blake father was a prosperous hosier. He encouraged young Blake’s artistic tastes and sent him to drawing school. At the age of 14 Blake was apprenticed to James Basire, Whom he stayed until 1778. After he left Royal Academy. In 1782 he married Catherine Bouncher, Whom he taught to read, write, and draw (A2).
Mr. Blake was a religious seeker but he was not a joiner, in 1789 he attended the general conference of the new church in London (A3). John Milton and William Blake had a close relationship. Milton loved Blake in his childhood (B1). What Blake did in 1802 he wrote his Patron William Hayley and write “I am under the direction of messengers from Heaven daily and Nightly.” His wife told his friend Seymour Kirkup “I have very little of Mr. Blake’s company: he is always paradise (B2). What was it about Blake’s art? His paintings and engravings, notably his illustrations of his own work. But Blake was dismissed as an eccentric or worse long thereafter. His following increased, and today he is widely appreciated as a