Joseph Wright

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Birthday
3, 1734
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Aug 29, 1797 (62)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
3, 1734
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Aug 29, 1797 (62)

About

English painter who worked on landscapes and portraits and was described as the "first professional painter to express the spirit of the Industrial Revolution".

Before Fame

He studied for two years in London under Thomas Hudson and worked as his assistant in 1751.

Trivia

He was a frequent contributor to the Society of Artists exhibitions and was elected an associate at the Royal Academy in 1781.

Family Life

He married Anne Swift in July 1773, and they had six children.

Associated With

He was treated by Dr. Erasmus Darwin for his asthma in the late 1700s.