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PEALE, Charles Willson (1741 - 1827), Painter, engraver, sculptor, writer

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
PEALE, Charles Willson (1741 - 1827), Painter, engraver, sculptor, writer

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American, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 15 April 1741, in Queen Anne's County (Maryland); died 22 February 1827, in Philadelphia.

Painter, engraver, sculptor, writer, inventor. Portraits, landscapes, miniatures.

Charles Willson Peale's fame, is, above all, associated with Philadelphia, the city he moved to with his family in 1776. However, this highly populated and prosperous city had no tradition of portrait painting

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