Benjamin West

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American painter and draftsman

Why Is Benjamin West Influential?

According to Wikipedia, Benjamin West was an American artist, who painted famous historical scenes such as The Death of Nelson, The Death of General Wolfe, and Benjamin Franklin Drawing Electricity from the Sky.Entirely self-taught, West soon gained valuable patronage, and he toured Europe, eventually settling in London. He impressed George III and was largely responsible for the launch of the Royal Academy, of which he became the second president . He was appointed historical painter to the court and Surveyor of the King's Pictures.

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