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 Joseph Wright of Derby  (1734 - 1797)

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Lived/Active: England      Known for: portrait, landscape and industrial genre painting

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Known as "the first professional painter to express the spirit of the industrial revolution" (Klingender) and also known for his fascination with the effects of light, Joseph Wright of Derby was an English artist who did landscape, genre and portrait painting.  He is credited as being an artist of the Enlightenment because of his choice of subjects for his canvases.  Many of his works reflected his interest in scientific experiments and depicted "figure groups in dark interiors (showing 500 of 3888 characters).

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