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HIGHMORE, Joseph (1692 - 1780), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
HIGHMORE, Joseph (1692 - 1780), Painter

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British, 18th century, male.

Born 23 June 1692, in London; died 1780, in Canterbury.

Painter. History painting, portraits.

One of the best English portrait artists, Joseph Highmore was a self-taught painter who came to the attention of Sir Godfrey Kneller because of his assiduous attendance at Kneller's Academy of Art in Great Queen Street. Encouraged by this encounter, Highmore devoted himself entirely to drawing and painting.

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