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West, Benjamin, 1738-1820

LC control no.n 50003451
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Personal name headingWest, Benjamin, 1738-1820
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Birth date1738
Death date1820
Found inKing, J.C.H. Woodlands artifacts from the studio of Benjamin West, 1738-1820, 1991: p. 35 (b. 1738; 3rd generation American of Quaker descent from Pennsylvania; painter) p. 36 (in his early 20s, established himself in the American colonies as a portrait painter; in 1760, traveled to Italy where he studied in part under the German neoclassical painter Anton Mengs before coming to London in 1763)