John Singleton Copley

Copley John Singleton

John Singleton Copley (1738[1]–1815) was an American painter, active in both colonial America and England. He was probably born in Boston,Massachusetts, to Richard and Mary Singleton Copley, both Anglo-Irish. He is famous for his portrait paintings of important figures in colonialNew England, depicting in particular middle-class subjects. His paintings were innovative in their tendency to depict artifacts relating to these individuals' lives.


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