All WEST, Benjamin 's Paintings
The Painting Names Are Sorted From A to Z

Choice ID Image  Paintings (From A to Z)       Details 
21945 Colonel Guy Johnson (mk08)  Colonel Guy Johnson (mk08)   c.1775/76 Oil on canvas 203x138cm Washing,National Gallery of Art
7213 Edward III Crossing the Somme  Edward III Crossing the Somme   1788 Oil on canvas, 137,2 x 149,9 cm Royal Collection, Windsor
43922 Joseph Banks  Joseph Banks   1773 Oil on canvas, 234 x 160 cm
7220 Portrait of Colonel Guy Johnson  Portrait of Colonel Guy Johnson   c. 1775 Oil on canvas, 203 x 138 cm National Gallery of Art, Washington
72827 Prospect Park  Prospect Park   Date between 1902(1902) and 1910(1910) Medium Oil on panel Dimensions 21.5 X 28.5 cm (8.46 X 11.22 in) cyf
7222 Self-Portrait  Self-Portrait   1770 Oil on canvas Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore
7223 The Death of General Wolfe  The Death of General Wolfe   1770 Oil on canvas, 152,6 x 214,5 cm National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
7217 The Treaty of Penn with the Indians.  The Treaty of Penn with the Indians.   1771-72 Oil on canvas, 190 x 274 cm Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia

WEST, Benjamin
American Neoclassical Painter, 1738-1820 American historical painter who worked in England. He was born in Springfield, Pa., in a house that is now a memorial museum at Swarthmore College. After some instruction from a local artist named William Williams, he set up as a portrait painter in Philadelphia at 18, subsequently moving to New York City. In 1760 he went to Europe, where he remained for the rest of his life. For three years he studied in Italy. Working under the tutelage of Anton Mengs, he was also inspired by the classical research of Johann Winckelmann. He then settled in London, becoming a leader of the neoclassical movement. Under the patronage of George III, commissions came to him in great numbers, and in 1772 he was appointed historical painter to the king. A founder of the Royal Academy, he succeeded Sir Joshua Reynolds as its president in 1792. West executed more than 400 canvases, chiefly historical, mythological, and religious subjects painted on a heroic scale. He had many pupils and was a generous friend and adviser to younger artists, particularly American painters studying in England, among whom were Washington Allston, Samuel Morse, Charles Willson Peale, Gilbert Stuart, and John Singleton Copley. His influence on American painting of the period was predominant. Among West's best-known works are Death of General Wolfe (Grosvenor Gall., London) and Penn's Treaty with the Indians (Pa. Acad. of the Fine Arts). In these paintings he created a new departure in historical painting by clothing his figures in the costume of their period instead of the traditional classical garb.

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