Sir William Beechey

1753-1839 England-Portraitist

 

Brief Biography-William Beechey was mostly noted for portrait painting however he also did landscapes. He was admitted to the Royal Academy of schools in London between 1772 and 1774. It was said he may have been taught by Johann Zoffany, however, it might have been for a short time as Zoffany was in England between 1758 and 1772 before leaving for Italy. Beechey became a successful portraitist in London in 1787, and in 1793 was appointed Portrait Painter to Queen Charlotte. In 1798, he was elected a Royal academician and received a Knighthood in the same year. He had two sons and a brother who were also artists. He influenced young artists of his time, notably a young John Constable and his own son Admiral Richard Brydges Beechey who became a successful Marine Artist.

 

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