John Singleton Copley

John Singleton Copley

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    John Singleton Copley (1738 – September 9, 1815) was an Anglo-American painter, active in both colonial America and England. He was probably born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Richard and Mary Singleton Copley, both Anglo-Irish. After becoming well-established as a portrait painter of the wealthy in colonial New Englandhe moved to London in 1774, never returning to America. In London, he met considerable success as a portraitist for the next two decades, and also painted a number of large history paintings, which were innovative in their readiness to depict modern subjects and modern dress. His later years were less successful, and he died heavily in debt.

    • Born: July 3, 1738; Boston, United States  Places are defined in terms of modern geography.
    • Died: September 9, 1815; London, United Kingdom  Places are defined in terms of modern geography.
    • Active Years: 1752 - 1815
    • Nationality: American
    • Art Movement: Neoclassicism, Romanticism
    • Genre: portrait
    • Field: painting
    • Influenced on: Théodore Géricault
    • Art institution: Royal Academy of Arts (RA), London, UK
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