(1769 - 1850)
Raphael Lamar West was active/lived in New York / England. Raphael West is known for landscape and religious theme painting.
Biography Raphael West
Born in London, England in 1769 as the elder son of Neo-Classical painter Benjamin West, (1733-1820), and his wife, Elizabeth Shewell, (1737-1817), Raphael was a student of his father and became a painter in classical style of aristocratic genre, figure, portrait and religious subjects. He was also a lithographer.
He spent most of his life in England and was an intimate friend of artist William Dunlap, while the latter was studying in London.
Raphael West was well known for his painting of Orlando rescuing his brother from the lioness in Shakespeare's play, As You Like It, published in Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery, and for his skill in drawing trees and figures.
He came to America in 1800, intending to
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