John Singleton Copley
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John Singleton Copley

(1738 - 1815)

John Singleton Copley (1738 - 1815) was an American painter, born presumably in Boston, Massachusetts and a son of Richard and Mary Singleton Copley, both Irish.

He is famous for his portrait paintings of important figures in colonial New England, depicting in particular middle-class subjects.

His paintings were innovative in their tendency to depict artifacts relating to these individuals' lives. (From Wikipedia)

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