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Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Alma-Tadema, Sir Lawrence (ălˈmə-tădˈĭmə) [key], 1836–1912, English painter, b. Friesland. He studied in Belgium, where he lived until 1869. In that year he went to England; there he became a citizen and enjoyed a long popularity and many honors. He is best known for his scholarly and meticulous paintings of scenes from Greek and Roman life.

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