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Blake house wear a green tie. They are named after the English painter, poet and printmaker William Blake.

Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age.

William Blake (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827) was an English painter, poet and printmaker. Blake’s work was not celebrated during his lifetime but he is now considered very important artist of the romantic age. 

He started developing his skills by copying drawings from Greek antiques which his father bought for him. He was a fan of the artwork of Raphael, Michaelangelo. Although he was considered mad by other artists of the time, critics today celebrate him for his expressiveness and creativity.


7 Blake Ms Jindal

8 Blake Ms Atkinson / Mr Tolak  /

9 Blake Ms Dydymska

10 Blake Mr Brady

11 Blake Ms C Smith