John William Godward
English artist John William Godward (1861 - 1922). Godward did not receive recognition for his work and did not fit into the artistic environment of England. Almost all of his works represent images of women in antique draperies among marble terraces and plants. Due to lack of demand, he committed suicide in 1922. His relatives, employed in the insurance business, destroyed almost all traces of the artist's activities, not a single photograph of him has survived. Only in the 1970s, in the wake of interest in decorative and salon art, Godward's painting began to attract art critics and collectors, and his work began to be appreciated in the antique market.