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William Blake: A Guide to William Blake’s Life and Artwork

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Feb 25, 2022 • 6 min read

While painters such as Rembrandt or Peter Paul Rubens were revered during their lifetimes, others didn’t become influential or well-known until after their deaths. Such was the case for William Blake, a poet and visual artist who lived and worked in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.