Famous Authors: William Blake - A Concise Biography

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Biographical overview of the life, background and works of William Blake (1757-1827). Having been born in a relatively affluent area of London, Blake, the son of a hosier, did not attend school but was taught by his mother before going on to study at art school and then to make a living as an engraver. During his lifetime Blake's works did not receive the acclaim that they now do and he died in relative poverty.