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WEST, Benjamin Colonel Guy Johnson (mk08) oil painting


Colonel Guy Johnson (mk08)
Painting ID::  21945
WEST, Benjamin
Colonel Guy Johnson (mk08)
c.1775/76 Oil on canvas 203x138cm Washing,National Gallery of Art

   
   
     

WEST, Benjamin Joseph Banks oil painting


Joseph Banks
Painting ID::  43922
WEST, Benjamin
Joseph Banks
1773 Oil on canvas, 234 x 160 cm

   
   
     

WEST, Benjamin Prospect Park oil painting


Prospect Park
Painting ID::  72827
WEST, Benjamin
Prospect Park
Date between 1902(1902) and 1910(1910) Medium Oil on panel Dimensions 21.5 X 28.5 cm (8.46 X 11.22 in) cyf

   
   
     

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     WEST, Benjamin
     American Neoclassical Painter, 1738-1820 American historical painter who worked in England. He was born in Springfield, Pa., in a house that is now a memorial museum at Swarthmore College. After some instruction from a local artist named William Williams, he set up as a portrait painter in Philadelphia at 18, subsequently moving to New York City. In 1760 he went to Europe, where he remained for the rest of his life. For three years he studied in Italy. Working under the tutelage of Anton Mengs, he was also inspired by the classical research of Johann Winckelmann. He then settled in London, becoming a leader of the neoclassical movement. Under the patronage of George III, commissions came to him in great numbers, and in 1772 he was appointed historical painter to the king. A founder of the Royal Academy, he succeeded Sir Joshua Reynolds as its president in 1792. West executed more than 400 canvases, chiefly historical, mythological, and religious subjects painted on a heroic scale. He had many pupils and was a generous friend and adviser to younger artists, particularly American painters studying in England, among whom were Washington Allston, Samuel Morse, Charles Willson Peale, Gilbert Stuart, and John Singleton Copley. His influence on American painting of the period was predominant. Among West's best-known works are Death of General Wolfe (Grosvenor Gall., London) and Penn's Treaty with the Indians (Pa. Acad. of the Fine Arts). In these paintings he created a new departure in historical painting by clothing his figures in the costume of their period instead of the traditional classical garb.

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