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HAZLITT, William (1778 - 1830), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
HAZLITT, William (1778 - 1830), Painter

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British, 19th century, male.

Born 10 April 1778, in Maidstone; died 18 March 1830, in London.


The younger brother of John Hazlitt, William Hazlitt started out as a painter, making a successful debut at the Royal Academy in 1802 with a portrait of his father, a Unitarian pastor. Although an artist of considerable talent, he abandoned painting in favour of a career as an art critic,

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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