Benjamin West


Benjamin West

Benjamin West

Benjamin West, representado en un grabado antiguo.

Pintor estadounidense, el primero de tal nacionalidad que alcanzó fama internacional (Springfield, Pennsylvania, 1738 - Londres, 1820).

Fue a Roma a formarse en arte, donde acusó la influencia de Mengs. Debido a su origen y a que era de familia cuáquera, su presencia en la ciudad despertó cierto interés porque se suponía (equivocadamente) que era de raza india.

En 1763 establece su residencia en Gran Bretaña, donde alcanza una envidiable posición, si bien rechazó algunos honores por sus creencias cuáqueras. Aleccionó a diversos jóvenes pintores.

Su principal aportación fue la novedad de mostrar hechos históricos recientes en cuadros de formato y características propios de temas antiguos. En este aspecto fue precursor de maestros franceses como Jacques-Louis David e Ingres.

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