Joshua Reynolds  

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Sir Joshua Reynolds (16 July 172323 February 1792) was an 18th century English painter, specialising in portraits and promoting the "Grand Style" in painting which depended on idealization of the imperfect. He was one of the founders and first President of the Royal Academy. George III appreciated his merits and knighted him in 1769.



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