John Singleton Copley - The Encyclopedia of Fine Arts - Artist, Painter  John Singleton Copley

Style: Neo-Classicism;Romanticism

Place: Boston

Born: 1738

Death: 1815

Nationality: United States


John Singleton Copley (1738 - 1815) was an American painter, born presumably in Boston, Massachusetts, and a son of Richard and Mary Singleton Copley, both Irish. He is famous for his portrait paintings of important figures in colonial New England, depicting in particular middle-class subjects. His paintings were innovative in their tendency to dep...