- Born in London, November 10th 1697, Son to an unsuccessful writer Richard Hogarth.
- He attended St Martin’s Lane academy in October 1720 and began Painting with Oils in the late 1720’s
- He was first noticed when he produced some scenes form The Beggar’s opera of 1728.
- He was an accomplished painter of small scale conversation pieces which means a painting of groups of people such as friends.
- Began to become popular when he was acknowledged for his publication of engravings after the first of his ‘modern moral subjects’. Modern moral subject is the type of painting that recognises the manners and morals of the period in which Hogarth lived.
- He then went on to create more work and most importantly The Rake’s Progress. This painting includes a lot of people, personally I think this would have been hard to paint as you need to take into consideration the light in every element.
- Went on to create lots more work that got him recognised for his talent. He also has a talent for talking about art and explaining his views.
- He died at his house on the 25th or 26th of October 1764 in Leicester Fields.