Anglo-American painter who specialized in portraits and historical scenes, including “Angelica and Medora,” “Cymon and Iphigenia,” and a portrait of the revered General Monckton.
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|FULL NAME:||Benjamin West|
|BIRTH DATE:||October 10, 1738|
|AGE:||281 years old|
Benjamin West is a Painter. He was the tenth child of an innkeeper. His father became the proprietor of the Square Tavern after the family relocated to Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. He and Elizabeth Shewell were wed at St. Martin-in-the-Fields in 1765. He learned how to make paint by watching Native Americans mix riverbank clay with bear grease.
DID YOU KNOW He had a wealthy benefactor and was able to study abroad. He traveled to Italy, where he learned to paint in the style of Titian and Raphael, as well as in the neo-classical mode of Gavin Hamilton and Anton Rafael Mengs.
FACT He painted Benjamin Franklin ‘s portrait. Franklin, a close friend, also served as godfather to West’s younger son.
Currently, Benjamin West is 281 years old. He will celebrate his 282nd birthday on a Friday, October 10th. Below we countdown to his upcoming birthday.
Benjamin West’s zodiac sign is Libra. According to astrologers, Libra’s life pursuit is to be consistent and a secret desire to live an easy, uncomplicated life. People of this zodiac sign like harmony, gentleness, sharing with others, the outdoors and dislike violence, injustice, loudmouths, conformity. The strengths of this sign are: cooperative, diplomatic, gracious, fair-minded, social, while weaknesses can be indecisive, avoids confrontations, will carry a grudge and self-pity. The greatest overall compatibility with Libra are Aries, Sagittarius.
Benjamin West was born in the Year of the Horse. People born under this sign are seen as warm-hearted and easygoing. Independence is one of their greatest strengths, but sometimes they’re overly frank with others. This year is the year of the .
DID YOU KNOW Life expectancy in United States is about 79 years.
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