Renowned Art

Artists born in the 18th century (1701 - 1800)
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Jean Etienne LiotardJean-Étienne Liotard (born 1702 at Geneva; died 1789 in Geneva) was a Swiss-French painter. His father was a jeweller who fled to Switzerland after 1685.
Francois BoucherFrançois Boucher (1703 in Bordeaux - May 30, 1770) was a French painter, a proponent of Rococo taste, known for his idyllic and voluptuous paintings on classical themes, decorative allegories representing the arts or pastoral occupations, and several portraits of Madame de Pompadour
Francesco GuardiFrancesco Guardi (1712-1793), Venetian painter, was a pupil of Canaletto, and followed his style so closely that pictures are very frequently attributed to his more celebrated master. He is considered to be among the last practitioners, along with his brothers, of the classic Venetian school of painting.
Joshua ReynoldsSir Joshua Reynolds (July 16, 1723 – February 23, 1792) was the most important and influential of eighteenth-century English painters, specialising in portraits and promoting the "Grand Style" in painting which depended on idealization of the imperfect. He was one of the founders and first President of the Royal Academy. George III appreciated his merits and knighted him in 1769.
George StubbsGeorge Stubbs (born in Liverpool on August 25, 1724 – died in London July 10, 1806) was a British painter, best known for his paintings of horses.
Thomas GainsboroughThomas Gainsborough (May 14, 1727 (baptised) - August 2, 1788) was one of the most famous portrait and landscape painters of 18th century Britain.
Jean-Honore FragonardJean-Honoré Fragonard (April 5, 1732 – August 22, 1806) was a French painter.
George RomneyGeorge Romney (December 26, 1734 - November 15, 1802) was a noted English portrait painter.
Joseph Wright of DerbyJoseph Wright (September 3, 1734 - August 29, 1797), styled Wright of Derby, was an English landscape and portrait painter. He has been acclaimed as "the first professional painter to express the spirit of the Industrial Revolution."
John Singleton CopleyJohn Singleton Copley (July 3, 1738 - September 9, 1815) was an American artist of the colonial period, famous for his portraits of important figures in colonial New England. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, his portraits were innovative in that they tended to portray their subjects with artifacts that were indicative of their lives.

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