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Benjamin West

Painter (10-Oct-1738 — 10-Mar-1820)


Ann Uhry Abrams. The Valiant Hero: Benjamin West and Grand-style History Painting. Smithsonian Institution Press. 1985. 254pp.

Robert C. Alberts. Benjamin West: A Biography. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin. 1978. 525pp.

Derrick R. Cartwright. Benjamin West: Allegory and Allegiance. Timken Museum of Art. 2004. 45pp. Exhibition catalogue for an exhibit at Timken, 2004-05.

John Dillenberger. Benjamin West: The Context of His Life's Work, with Particular Attention to Paintings with Religious Subject Matter. Trinity University Press. 1977. 238pp.

Helmut von Erffa. The Paintings of Benjamin West. Yale University Press. 1986. 606pp.

Dorinda Evans. Benjamin West and His American Students. US Government Printing Office. 1980. 203pp.

Grose Evans. Benjamin West and the Taste of His Times. Southern Illinois University Press. 1959. 144pp.

John Galt. The Life and Studies of Benjamin West: President of the Royal Academy of London, Prior to His Arrival in England. M. Thomas. 1816. 196pp.

Henry Ezekiel Jackson. Benjamin West, His Life and Work: A Monograph. J. C. Winston. 1900. 115pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  5. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.1201)

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1547)

  7. Webster's American Biographies (p.1116)

  8. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1107)

  9. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.784)

  10. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.512)

  11. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.1174)

  12. Who's Who in Europe, 1450-1750 (p.312)

  13. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.68)

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