Find, Learn, Price Art
Enjoy the comprehensive art database we've compiled since 1987
Membership Details
Images, sales charts, bios, signatures, 30 artist Alerts and more ...
Art auction records:  Millions of references for pricing research
Or, register for Free Alerts
To track 10 artists.

Already a member?  Sign in here

John Greenwood

 (1727 - 1792)
John Greenwood was active/lived in Massachusetts.  John Greenwood is known for portrait, genre, structure, engraver.

Biography   John Greenwood


Born in Boston, John Greenwood was one of that city's most prominent portrait painters during the 1740s, one of the reasons being that he had little competition. His works from that time are regarded as naive and awkward by today's standards.

He was trained in an apprenticeship to a sign painter and engraver, Thomas Johnston, from 1742 to 1745. He had access to engraved copies of popular English oil paintings, which he copied, and his earliest portrait dates to 1747. Thinking to better himself, he sailed for Surinam, a Dutch Colony in South America, in 1752, and painted more than 100 portraits there as well as several genre works. In 1758, he went to Holland and mastered mezzotint engraving and helped with the reopening of the Amste   ...  Displaying 750 of 1242 characters.

    >   Continue reading about John Greenwood


Museums (11):  John Greenwood    


Discover art and art prices ...
•  Auction records and images
•  Record prices, graphs, stats
•  Artist signature examples
•  More about subscribing

Example(s) of this artist's work:
1792 Portrait of Thomas Child (1730-1787)
Art images copyright© of artist or assignee

Subscribers may find the following and more:
Did it sell?  Low/high estimate
Size of work   Signature   Date created
Research John Greenwood

Consider a subscription!  More info