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CHAMBERS, William (1723 - 1796), Painter, draughtsman, watercolourist, architect

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
CHAMBERS, William (1723 - 1796), Painter, draughtsman, watercolourist, architect

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British, 18th century, male.

Born 1723, in Stockholm, to Scottish parents; died 1796, in London.

Painter, draughtsman (including ink/wash), watercolourist, architect. Landscapes, boats. Decorative designs.

Sir William Chambers travelled in China and India before studying in Italy and Paris. He settled in England in 1755 and established an architectural practise, eventually becoming one of the leading architects of his day as well as

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