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Marie Spartali Stillman

Marie Euphrosyne Spartali Stillman, was a British Pre-Raphaelite painter of Greek descent, arguably the greatest female artist of that movement. During a sixty-year career, she produced over one hundred and fifty works, contributing to exhibitions in Great Britain and the United States. Maria Spartali was the eldest daughter of Michael Spartali, a wealthy merchant, principal of the firm Spartali & Co and Greek consul-general based in London from 1866 to 1879, he had moved to London around 1828. In London, he married the daughter of a Greek merchant from Genoa; the family lived in their Georgian country house with a marble-pillared circular hallway, on Clapham Common, known as'The Shrubbery' with a huge garden and views over the Thames and Chelsea. In the summer months, they moved to their country house on the Isle of Wight where her father developed the cultivation of grapes on his lands. In London, her father was fond of lavish garden parties where he invited up and coming young writers and artists of his day.

She and her cousins Maria Zambaco and Aglaia Coronio were known collectively among friends as "the Three Graces", after the Charites of Greek mythology, as all three were noted beauties of Greek heritage. It was in the house of the Greek businessman A. C. Ionides at Tulse Hill, in south London, that Marie and her sister Christine met Whistler and Swinburne for the first time, they were dressed in white with blue ribbon sashes. Swinburne was so overcome that he said of Spartali: "She is so beautiful that I want to sit down and cry". Marie was an imposing figure, around 1.9 metres tall and, in her years, dressed in long flowing black garments with a lace hood, attracting much attention throughout her life. Spartali studied under Ford Madox Brown for several years from 1864, with his children Lucy and Oliver. Rossetti, on hearing that she was to become a pupil to Madox Brown, wrote to him on 29 April 1864, "I just heard that Miss Spartali is to be your pupil, of which I am glad. I hear now too that she is the same with a marvelous beauty of whom I have heard much talk.

So box her up and don't let fellows see her, as I mean to have first shy at her in the way of sitting." She first sat for him in 1867. He wrote to Jane Morris on 14 August 1869, "I find her head the most difficult I drew, it depends not so much on real form as on a subtle charm of life which one cannot recreate." She was the most intellectual of his models. She modelled. In 1871, against her parents' wishes, she married American journalist and painter William J. Stillman, she was his first having committed suicide two years before. The couple had posed for Rossetti in his famous Dante pictures, though it is not certain if, how they first met, he first worked for The Crayon. His job was a foreign correspondent for The Times; this resulted in the couple dividing their time between London and Florence, from 1878 to 1883, Rome from 1889 to 1896. She travelled to America, was the only Britain-based Pre-Raphaelite artist to work in the United States; the couple had three children together and Marie helped to raise William's three children from his first marriage.

William Stillman died in 1901. Marie Spartali died in March 1927 in Ashburn Place in South Kensington, four days shy of her 83rd birthday. Spartali Stillman was cremated at Brookwood Cemetery, near Woking, is interred there with her husband; the grave is marked by a simple lawn headstone. Her last will and testament contains a letter where Marie wrote, "It seems rather absurd to make a will when one has neither possessions nor money to leave", she left various personal items, including some mementos from her life as an artist. The subjects of her paintings were typical of the Pre-Raphaelites: female figures, she exhibited at the Dudley Gallery at the Grosvenor Gallery and its successor, the New Gallery. Stillman exhibited her work at the Palace of Fine Arts at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. A retrospective show of her work took place in the United States in 1982, another one at the Delaware Art Museum in 2015; the latter show transferred to the UK in 2016, opening at the Watts Gallery at Compton near Guildford in Surrey on 1 March 2016 until 5 June 2016.

David Elliott lists more than 170 works in his book. The following are the better-known works, as determined by their mention in other books which discuss the artist; the Lady Prays – Desire Mariana Portrait of a young woman Forgetfulness La Pensierosa Self-Portrait Self-Portrait in Medieval Dress Gathering Orange Blossoms The Meeting of Dante and Beatrice on All Saints' Day Madonna Pietra degli Scrovigni Love's Messenger A Florentine Lily The May Feast at the House of Folco Portinari, 1274 Dante at Verona Upon a Day Came Sorrow unto Me A Florentine Lily


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List of ambassadors of Iceland to the United States

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David Caprio

David A. Caprio is an American attorney and a former Rhode Island State Representative from District 34, he was first elected on December 21, 1999. In 2010, Caprio was defeated in a September primary election, he is the son of Joyce and the Chief of the Providence Municipal Court Judge Frank Caprio and the brother of former Rhode Island State Treasurer Frank T. Caprio, his paternal grandfather had immigrated from Italy. Representative Caprio attended Bishop Hendricken High School, graduating in 1985, he went on to Boston College, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in 1989. He holds degrees from the University of Southern Europe. David Caprio works as an attorney for the Providence law firm Caprio and Caprio and is an active real estate investor with holdings in Florida, Newport and Barrington, Rhode Island. Representative David Caprio was named to the House Finance Committee. David Caprio ran a'Green Campaign' including purchasing carbon offsets for his mobile campaign headquarters, printing all campaign materials on recycled paper, purchasing offsets for his personal residence.

David was endorsed by the Sierra Club, the SEIU, the American Federation of Teachers. His campaign utilized new media extensively including Facebook, multiple campaign videos posted on YouTube, web based advertising. On September 9, 2008, David defeated his primary opponent Ryan P. Drugan by a 42% margin. Representative Caprio did not have a general election opponent so he returned to the State House for his fifth term beginning 6 January 2009

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Lee Jongseok

Lee Jongseok is a South Korean judge. He was named a Justice of the Constitutional Court of Korea in 2018. 1989 Judge, Incheon District Court 1991 Judge, Seoul Civil District Court 1993 Judge, Daegu District Court Gyeongju Branch 1996 Judge, Seoul District Court Southern Branch 1997 Judge, Seoul High Court 2000 Judge, Seoul District Court 2001 Presiding Judge, Daegu District Court 2003 Presiding Judge, Suwon District Court 2006 Presiding Judge, Seoul Central District Court 2007 Presiding Judge, Daejeon High Court 2009 Chief Presiding Judge, Suwon District Court 2010 Presiding Judge, Seoul High Court 2012 Chief Presiding Judge, Bankruptcy Chamber, Seoul Central District Court 2014 Presiding Judge, Seoul High Court 2015 Chief Presiding Judge, Seoul High Court 2016 Chief Judge, Suwon District Court 2018 Chief Presiding Judge, Seoul High Court 2018~ Justice, Constitutional Court of Korea "Constitutional Court Korea > Introduction > Organization". Retrieved 2018-02-07. "인물 - 헌법재판소". Retrieved 2018-02-07