Joshua Reynolds

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Style: Rococo;Neo-Classicism;Baroque

Place: Plympton

Born: 1723

Death: 1792

Nationality: United Kingdom

Biography:

Sir Joshua Reynolds RA FRS FRSA (16 July 1723 - 23 February 1792) was an important and influential 18th century English painter, specialising in portraits and promoting the "Grand Style" in painting which depended on idealisation of the imperfect. He was one of the founders and first President of the Royal Academy. George III appreciated his merits...