Thomas Lawrence (Lawrence Thomas)( English painter, portraitist.)
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Biography Thomas Lawrence (Lawrence Thomas)
Born April 13, 1769 in Bristol. Starting with pencil portraits, Lawrence in 1786 turned to painting in oils. In 1787 he came to London, where he spent the rest of his life. In 1792 he was appointed chief artist of the King, from 1820 served as president of the Academy of Art in London.
The main feature of the art Lawrence can perhaps be called virtuosity - the quality, especially in that era tsenivsheesya. The most successful portrait painter of his time, he wrote in a cursory manner, hundreds of paintings on the impeccable technique and the ease with which a figure transferred to texture and color of the brilliant silks and glittering gold uniforms. person of his portraits of models in the late period, sometimes lack of expressiveness. Lawrence died in London on January 7, 1830.