JOHN SINGLETON COPLEY Art Book contains 100+ Reproductions of portraits, religious and historical scenes with title,date and interesting facts page below. Book includes Table of Contents, thumbnail gallery and is formatted for all Kindle readers and Tablets (use rotate and/or zoom feature on landscape/horizontal images for optimal viewing).
BORN: July 3, 1738 in Boston, Massachusetts
DIED: September 9, 1815 in London, England.
MOVEMENT: American Colonial
§ Copley became a skilled draftsman under his step-father, Peter Pelham, an engraver.
§ In 1766, Copley exhibited his first painting, Boy with a Squirrel, at the Society of Artists in London. Copley was praised by Sir Joshua Reynolds and Benjamin West after this exhibition.
§ Copley, with his wife and children, moved to London in 1775 after the events of the Boston Tea Party.
§ In 1779, Copley was elected to the Royal Academy.
Epes Sargent, Boy with a Squirrel, Brook Watson and the Shark and Charles Callis Western and His Brother Shirley Western.