Painter name: William Hogarth
Form of art belong: Rococo
William Hogarth was an English painter, he was born in London on November 10, 1697. On finishing his apprenticeship to a silversmith in 1718, he turned to engraving and first became known in 1726 for his illustrations for the novel Hudibras (1726), by Samuel Butler. Hogarth began painting about 1728. By 1735 he had established a reputation as a painter of English manners and customs by two series of paintings- A Harlot's Progress and A Rake's Progress. Hogarth gained renown as a brilliant satirist of moral follies.
Plagued by the artistic piracy to which his popular engravings were subject, he secured the passage of a copyright act, often called Hogarth's Act, in 1735. In 1743 Hogarth completed the six paintings entitled Marriage a la Mode (National Gallery, London); in 1745 the engravings based on these paintings were published. Hogarth's remarkably exuberant satire of marriage for money, his pungent details of upper-class life, and his mastery of complex scenes find perhaps their highest expression in this series, generally considered his finest work. He died in Chiswick on October 26, 1764.