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Self Portrait
(b York, 12 June 1858; d Falmouth, 13 Mar. 1929). British painter. He studied at the Slade School, 1875–80, then in Italy and Paris, where he was strongly influenced by contemporary French plein-air painting. Tuke had known and loved Cornwall since childhood and after he returned to England in 1883 he settled there, living first at Newlyn and then from 1885 in a cottage at Falmouth. His favourite subject—which he made his own—was nude boys in a sunlit atmosphere against a background of sea or shore.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)