(1742/43 - 1811)
John Smart was active/lived in United Kingdom. John Smart is known for miniatures.
Biography John Smart
In 1755, at the age of fourteen, John Smart began to enter pencil and
chalk drawings for prizes at the Society of Arts. After coming in second to
Richard Cosway in the first competition, he went on to secure first
prize in the following three. The 18th Century was a highly prosperous
period for the miniature painter, and witnessed the success of Cosway
and Engleheart to name just two.
During the 1760s, Smart was a rival to the equally young Richard
Cosway but his miniatures are markedly different; although both artists
were painting portraits on a similar scale, Cosway opted for a more
virtuoso style of painting, which he executed with a lightness of touch.
Smart, however, embraced a m
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