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West, Benjamin locked

(b Springfield [now Swarthmore], PA, Oct 10, 1738; d London, March 11, 1820).
  • Robert C. Alberts


American painter and draughtsman, active in England ( see fig. ). He was the first American artist to achieve an international reputation and to influence artistic trends in Europe. He taught three generations of his aspiring countrymen. His son Raphael Lamar West (1769–1850) was a history painter....

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