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COPLEY, John Singleton (1738 - 1815), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
COPLEY, John Singleton (1738 - 1815), Painter

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American, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active in Britain from 1775.

Born 1738, in Boston; died 1815, in London.

Painter. Portraits, history painting, genre scenes, miniatures.

John Singleton Copley was the son of a tobacconist, an immigrant who had recently arrived with his wife from Ireland. Copley grew up in Boston long before formal artistic training was available in America and, as a result, was largely

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