William Blake was born on November 28, 1757 in London. From the age of 10, he was sent by his parents to a school of drawing and became the apprentice of an engraver at the age of 14. For seven years, he was mainly in charge of drawing the antiquities of Westminster Abbey, and other old monuments. Too poor to be published, Blake published many literary works adorned with his drawings as his own publisher. At the same time, his pictorial works appear in many exhibitions of the Royal Academy. In 1797 he left London for three years and joined the poet William Hayley where he drew for him. On his return he continued to publish numerous illustrated poems. William Blake died on August 12, 1827 in London.
<span "'="">William Blake was a pre-Romantic painter and poet of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. His famous works are "Albion's Angel, frontispiece of 'America: a prophecy'", "Death on a Pale Horse" and "Abraham and Isaac".
William Blake was particularly associated with Francisco de Goya, Johann Heinrich Füssli, and Caspar David Friedrich.