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 Thomas (Sir) Lawrence  (1769 - 1830)

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Lived/Active: United Kingdom/England      Known for: portrait painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Thomas Lawrence
1769 (Bristol, England)
1830 (London, England)

United Kingdom/England

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portrait painting

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Sir Thomas Lawrence was born in England in 1769. At the age of five he began selling crayon likenesses to the patrons of his father's tavern in Bristol; at twenty, he was the rage of London and at fifty he had painted most of Europe's royalty. He never lost a sitter because of an unflattering likeness. Reynolds had a great deal of influence on Lawrence, but with him the master's smoothness and graciousness became all too often softness and insipidity.

His most famous painting, "Pinkie", a (showing 500 of 1452 characters).

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