John Singleton Copley(1738-1815), Painter
Sitter in 5 portraits
Artist associated with 21 portraits
A Boston-born portrait and history painter who settled in London in 1775 after a tour of the Continent. A successful artist, Copley is known mostly for his portraits of British characters associated with colonial New England and large-scale depictions of dramatic contemporary events such as The Death of Chatham.
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Discover our BP Next Generation short films made by artists. Follow step by step guides in drawing and painting techniques.
Hold Still photography workshop
Reflect on your own experiences of lockdown through this easy-to-do from home, photographic exercise.
Draw Like a Renaissance Master
Revisit The Encounter exhibition and learn about Renaissance and Baroque drawing methods and materials.