(1710 - 1775)
John Wollaston was active/lived in New York, South Carolina / United Kingdom. John Wollaston is known for portrait-aristocrats.
Biography John Wollaston
A painter of nearly 300 portraits, John Wollaston is regarded as a
major influence on Colonial painters John Hesselius, Benjamin West and
Matthew Pratt. He painted large canvases, usually three-quarter
length figure, that flattered his subjects in classical style with
richly rendered clothing. He is credited with leaving an
extensive record, through his portraits, of practically every leading
aristocrat of colonial America including Martha Washington.
birthplace is unknown, but it is thought that his father, also John
Wollaston, was either a portrait painter a painter of drapery, meaning
clothing and backdrops for portrait painters.
In 1733, he was living in London, and some of his paintings
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