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AIKMAN, William (1682 - 1731), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
AIKMAN, William (1682 - 1731), Painter

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British, 18th century, male.

Born 24 October 1682, in Cairney, Scotland; died 4 June 1731, in London.

Painter. Portraits.

William Aikman (father of John Aikman) was originally destined for the bar, but opted to paint for a living instead, spending three years studying under Sir John Medina and rounding out his formal studies during a three-year stay in Italy. He returned to Scotland in 1712 after

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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