John Opie 1761 - 1807

English; British
born in:
Truro, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

1781 - moved to London after being touted as 'the Cornish Wonder' by the political satirist John Wolcot (Peter Pindar). 1781/2 - presented to George III and Queen Charlotte. 1786 - elected associate of the Royal Academy. 1787 - elected Royal Academician. 1805 - became professor of painting at the Royal Academy.