(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
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