British portrait and landscape painter who became famous for his 1770 work 'Blue Boy.' His portraits of King
He was taught by Hubert Gravelot, Francis Hayman, and
His portraits, such as "Portrait of Mrs. Graham" and "The Morning Walk," captured the individuality of their subjects.
His was born to John Gainsborough, a Suffolk weaver. His brother Humphrey invented the process of condensing steam in a separate container. He married Margaret Burr in 1746, and together they had two daughters.
He was a contemporary of fellow portrait artist John Singer Sargent.