Benjamin West

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Noun1.Benjamin West - English painter (born in America) who became the second president of the Royal Academy (1738-1820)
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The pioneering family includes descendants of Colin of Kintail, the man who saved King Alexander III, as captured in a 1786 Benjamin West painting now on display at the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh.
At the same time his contemporary, Benjamin West (1738-1820), a tavern keeper's son from outside Philadelphia, was making the British empire's center the de facto home to an emerging American School.
Highlights include Val McDermid (Splinter the Silence), Scarlett Thomas (The Seed Collectors), Loyd Grossman (Benjamin West and the Struggle to be Modern).
Benjamin West (October 10, 1738-March 11, 1820) was an Anglo-American painter of historical scenes around and after the time of the American War of Independence.
Benjamin West may have been one of the most famous artists of his day, but he has often been sneered at by critics since his death in 1820.
But after a sojourn in London, where he studied painting under Benjamin West and got to know all the main artists of the time -- Gainsborough, Reynolds, Copley, Romney -- he returned to this country and became one of the leading American portraitists of the late 18th century.
Groomsmen were Samuel Zachary Dear, brother of the groom Everette Gregory Dyre, Benjamin Clayton Edwards, brother of the bride Benjamin West Hammond, Adam Newman Jeffreys, Andrew Coleman Jeffreys, John Tucker King David Patrick Shipp, Brett Antone Soldevila, Douglas Gregory Springer, and Clarke Stewart Strange, The groom's cousin, George Michael Baker III, served as the ring bearer.
Includes works by Benjamin West. This reprint of the 2005 edition reflects continuing concern with Indians' low place on the totem pole in modern consciousness.
The piece-de-resistance of the gallery and one of the national treasures is The Death of General Wolfe (1776) by Benjamin West, one of five originals from the artist's studio.
The moments in the show that aspire to loftier ideals of European academicism, like BENJAMIN West's "Aeneus and Creusa," fall a bit short of the best; however, we know that this teenager eventually matures, making the juvenile moments seem charming rather than repellent.
Sports and American Art From Benjamin West to Andy Warhol comes from an award-winning sports historian who examines the history of sports-themed American art from the 18th to the early 20th century.
During his travels, he sees early portraits depicting the Puritan settlers, uncovers the dark truth behind Benjamin West's most famous painting, the Treaty of Penn with the Indians, and explores the wilderness that inspired painter Thomas Cole.