77 Great Quotes By John Ruskin, The Distinguished Art Critic
Art Critic and Painter
John Ruskin was an English art critic, painter, watercolorist, draughtsman, prominent social thinker and a noted philanthropist, who lived in the Victorian era. He studied at Christ College at the University of Oxford and then went on to study at King’s College London. His works were not limited to one or two areas but across a varied set of subjects. He wrote essays and articles on topics as diverse as architecture, education, ornithology and political economy, which made him one of the most versatile thinkers of his time. However, it was as an art critic that he found maximum recognition. Ruskin became a widely known art writer in 1843 after the publication of the 1st volume of ‘Modern Painters’ that dealt with the J. M. W. Turner and his works. He went on to write four more volumes of ‘Modern Painters’ and all those volumes became highly popular. His other well-known works include ‘Fors Clavigera’, ‘The Seven Lamps of Architecture’, ‘Unto His Last’ and three volumes of ‘The Stones of Venice’ among many others. Ruskin was one of the most influential art experts of his time and shared his thoughts on several subjects through his writings. Here is a collection of thoughts, quotation and sayings by John Ruskin on education, books, literature and art. These John Ruskin quotes have been gathered from his work, writings, speeches, and books.