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PRATT, Matthew (1734 - 1805), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
PRATT, Matthew (1734 - 1805), Painter

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American, 18th century, male.

Born 23 September 1734, in Philadelphia; died 9 January 1805, in Philadelphia.

Painter. Portraits.

Matthew Pratt was drawn by the reputation of Benjamin West to work in West's studio in London, where he painted his famous work The American School in 1765. He then produced several portraits in Bristol. When he returned to Philadelphia he achieved further success as a painter of

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