48 Classic Paintings of Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (1828-1882)

Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti is an English poet, painter and translator. He was born to a family of an Italian political immigrant Gabriel Rossetti, poet, scholar and revolutionary. There were three more children in the family: Maria (1827-76) who became an Anglican nun and author of a literary commentary A Shadow of Dante; William Michael (1829-1919), critic, civil servant and Pre-Raphaelite historian, and Christina Georgina (1830-94), English poet. The household was artistic and more Italian than English. 

Amazing paintings of Aivazovsky, Ivan (Russian-Armenian, 1817-1900)

Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky was born into the family of a merchant of Armenian origin in the town of Feodosia, Crimea.  His parents were under strained circumstances and he spent his childhood in poverty.