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Thursday, March 24, 2005

Famous people from Willesden, a short series. No. 4

Simeon Solomon

He's not really from Willesden, but like a lot of other famous people he ended up here. At one time he was in with the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood, but he ended as a pavement artist and died in a workhouse. But just look at some of his paintings, they're beautiful. Luckily this link to his Mary Magdalene is too late to be added to Dan Brown's meretricious Da Vinci Code tapestry of drivel. [Dead links. Ed]

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