Ruskin - Surname

Surname

  • John Ruskin (1819–1900), an English author, poet and artist, most famous for his work as art critic and social critic, and for his writing on the architecture of Venice.

A number of institutions and locations have been named after John Ruskin, including two places in the United States and one in Canada. For a short period "Ruskin" was also adopted as a forename. The name Ruskin is derived from the old given name Rose and the diminutive Kin.

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