William Blake

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Most Influential Person

English Romantic poet and artist

Why Is William Blake Influential?

According to Wikipedia, William Blake was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his life, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual art of the Romantic Age. What he called his “prophetic works” were said by 20th-century critic Northrop Frye to form "what is in proportion to its merits the least read body of poetry in the English language". His visual artistry led 21st-century critic Jonathan Jones to proclaim him "far and away the greatest artist Britain has ever produced". In 2002, Blake was placed at number 38 in the BBC's poll of the 100 Greatest Britons. While he lived in London his entire life, except for three years spent in Felpham, he produced a diverse and symbolically rich collection of works, which embraced the imagination as "the body of God" or "human existence itself".

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What Are William Blake's Academic Contributions?

William Blake is most known for their academic work in the field of literature. They are also known for their academic work in the fields of religious studies and philosophy.

William Blake has made the following academic contributions:

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