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Hierarchical biography Note: This biography is purely illustrative. The information provided is not based on anyone’s life, and the places and names mentioned are completely fictitious. Robert Anderson is probably best known as an artist who revolutionized art both within and outside the context of education. Very little do people know that Robert’s political inclination and miserable family life did actually contribute a lot to his artistic excellence. Introduction Robert studied art at the Dullivan School of Art, a school that nurtured young talents. By the age of nineteen, he had dazzled the world with his fascinating paintings, and as a result got a government grant to continue his studies in France under the care of French painter Arnault Xavier. Through hard work and perseverance, Robert earned himself a name among the world’s best artists, and his work is currently on display at the National House of Art. Most important event As successful as Robert was, he owed his success in part to his political activities. Coming from a poor Jewish family, Robert learnt that painting was not just an artistic form of expression, but that it also conveyed subtle messages that people could relate with. He joined the Palindrome, a group of activists fighting for the Jews’ rights in Europe and throughout the world, and with the help of the group’s leader he came to realize that people’s attitudes and beliefs could be altered with the right message. Eventually, Robert used his influence as artist to change people’s view of Jews. Less important event One may think that Robert’s artistic success was topped with his talent and political activities, but there’s yet another equally influential factor that played a key role in boosting Robert’s success; that was none but his miserable family life. Robert married Liz Portkin, a Swiss artist who fell for Robert’s artistic genie. During the five years that his marriage lasted, Robert learnt the bitter truth about his wife’s initial interest in him; she was after his fame and money. Accepting his fate with unresolved determination, he devoted those five lonely years to expressionism. What visitors now see at the National House of Art is mostly a depiction of life’s miseries through Robert’s eyes. Least important event Robert’s life never failed to intrigue people seeking the truth behind those wonderfully crafted paintings. The years go by, and history has it that distortion favors ubiquity, the reason for which Robert’s art survived. Nevertheless, his involvement in politics and marriage hardships were equally important to his unmatched fame. Conclusion

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