Benjamin West - The Encyclopedia of Fine Arts - Artist, Painter  Benjamin West

Style: Neo-Classicism

Place: Springfield

Born: 1738

Death: 1820

Nationality: United States


Benjamin West, RA (October 10, 1738 - March 11, 1820) was an Anglo-American painter of historical scenes around and after the time of the American War of Independence. He was the second president of the Royal Academy in London, serving from 1792 to 1805 and 1806 to 1820. West was born in Springfield, Pennsylvania, in a house that is now in the boro...