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James Barry

 (1741 - 1806)
James Barry was active/lived in England, Italy.  James Barry is known for history, literary, romantic and self-portrait painting, printmaking.

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James Barry (1741-1806)

A pioneer figure in the history of Irish art, and the greatest 18th century Irish exponent of history painting, the eminent classical artist James Barry was born in County Cork where he absorbed the fundamentals of drawing and painting from local painter John Butts, with whom he studied for a time. But he was largely self-taught as an artist, and first attempted oil-painting at the age of seventeen.  In 1763 went to Dublin, and studied under Jacob Ennis at the drawing school of the Royal Dublin Society.  Here he attracted the patronage of Edmund Burke who, in 1764, gave him an introduction to Joshua Reynolds, President of the Royal Academy in London. Encouraged and supported by both men   ...  Displaying 750 of 3283 characters.

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