Thomas Gainsborough, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Thomas Gainsborough

English portrait and landscape painter

Date of Birth: 14-May-1727

Place of Birth: Sudbury, England, United Kingdom

Date of Death: 02-Aug-1788

Profession: painter

Nationality: United Kingdom

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Thomas Gainsborough

  • Thomas Gainsborough (14 May 1727 (baptised) – 2 August 1788) was an English portrait and landscape painter, draughtsman, and printmaker.
  • Along with his rival Sir Joshua Reynolds, he is considered one of the most important British artists of the second half of the 18th century.
  • He painted quickly, and the works of his maturity are characterised by a light palette and easy strokes.
  • Despite being a prolific portrait painter, Gainsborough gained greater satisfaction from his landscapes.
  • He is credited (with Richard Wilson) as the originator of the 18th-century British landscape school.
  • Gainsborough was a founding member of the Royal Academy.

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