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John De Vaere (1755-1830)
Artist associated with 5 portraits
John de Vaere was born in France and settled in England sometime prior to 1786 when he enrolled as a student at the Royal Academy Schools. The following year he departed for Rome, where his talents earned him the Pope's Silver Medal for Sculpture and a place as assistant to the English Neo-classical sculptor John Flaxman. Upon his return to England in 1790, he worked for Josiah Wedgewood until his death in 1795.