Benjamin West

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Style: Neo-Classicism;

Place: Springfield

Born: 1738

Death: 1820

Nationality: United States

Biography:

Benjamin West PRA (October 10, 1738 – March 11, 1820) was an Anglo-American history painter around and after the time of the American War of Independence and the Seven Years' War. He was the second president of the Royal Academy in London, serving from 1792 to 1805 and 1806 to 1820. He was offered a knighthood by the British Crown, but declined it,...

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