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OPIE, John (1761 - 1807), Painter, illustrator

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
OPIE, John (1761 - 1807), Painter, illustrator

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British, 18th century, male.

Born May 1761, in St Agnes, near Truro; died 9 April 1807, in London.

Painter, illustrator. History painting, portraits, genre scenes.

[not available online]John Opie, one the most remarkable artists of the British School, was the son of a village carpenter. After many difficulties he overcame his father's wishes and became a painter. He was self-taught and began to paint portraits

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