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Russell, John

Born: 1745 AD
Died: 1806 AD
Nationality: English
Categories: Painters

1745 – Born on March 29th in Guildford, Surrey. John Russell was a divided artist. The finest British pastel artist of his time, he was mainly a portraitist.

1767 – Set up his own studio and traveled around Britain.

1770 – Studied at the Royal Academy, a school of art. He won a gold medal for figure drawing.

1772 – Published his Elements of Painting with Crayons.

1789 – He made the portrait of Francis Willis, a royal physician.

1790 – He was the Crayon Painter to King George III, Queen Charlotte, the Prince of Wales and the Duke of York.

1806 – Died on April 20th in Hull from typhus.