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date: 14 October 2019

West, Benjamin (1738–1820). Painter, draftsman, and printmaker 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists
Author(s):

Ann Lee Morgan

Known especially for narratives based on history and literature, he also painted portraits. His many surviving drawings represent interests in subjects ranging from classical sculpture to landscape. The first American to gain international stature as an artist, he resided most of his life in London. ... ...

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