Batten, John Dickson

Date: 1860-1932

Born in Plymouth, Devon, on October 8th 1860, John Dickson Batten was a British painter of figures in oils, tempera and fresco in the Symbolism Style. A style influenced by Romanticism and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

He was a founding member of the Society of Painters in Tempera. Tempera is a permanent, fast-drying painting medium, consisting of coloured pigments with a water-soluble binder medium like egg-yolk.

The University Art Collection holds one artwork by John Dickson Batten. Other works are in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Birmingham Museums Trust.