John Varley, 1778–1842, English painter in watercolor; one of the founders of the Old Water Colour Society. He is best known for his paintings of Welsh mountain country. He was also an influential teacher, an astrologer, and a writer; among his writings are Landscape Design (1816) and A Treatise on Zodiacal Physiognomy (1828), which was inspired by works of William Blake, a good friend. His work is well represented at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the British Museum.
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