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.