David Wilkie

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Birthday
18, 1785
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Jun 1, 1841 (55)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
18, 1785
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Jun 1, 1841 (55)

About

Scottish painter who was elected as an associate of the Royal Academy in 1809 and became a Full Academician in 1811.

Before Fame

He was admitted to the Trustees' Academy in Edinburgh and studied under John Graham.

Trivia

He was appointed to succeed Sir Thomas Lawrence as a painter in ordinary to the king in the beginning of 1830 and was honored with knighthood in 1836.

Family Life

He was born to a parish minister of Cults in Fife, and he was godfather to the son of Academician William Collins.

Associated With

Some of his work was influenced by artist Diego Velazquez.