Joseph Wright Of Derby - The Encyclopedia of Fine Arts - Artist, Painter  Joseph Wright Of Derby

Style: Romanticism

Place: Irongate

Born: 1734

Death: 1797

Nationality: United Kingdom


Joseph Wright (3 September 1734 - 29 August 1797), styled Wright of Derby, was an English landscape and portrait painter. He has been acclaimed as "the first professional painter to express the spirit of the Industrial Revolution." Wright is notable for his use of Chiaroscuro effect, which emphasises the contrast of light and dark, and for his pain...