Sir Joshua Reynolds 1723 - 1792

Art theorist,
English; British
born in:
Plympton, Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

Reynolds was among the most important and influential of 18th century English painters. Specialising in portraits and a history painter, he promoted the "Grand Style" in painting which depended on idealisation of the imperfect. Art theorist. Founder and the first President of the Royal Academy of Art, London. Knighted by George III in 1769