Sir Thomas Lawrence (Thomas Lawrence)

Sir Thomas Lawrence

Artist. Born the son of an innkeeper in Bristol, he was a child prodigy who began drawing portraits at a very young age, and by 12 had his own studio. Studied at the Royal Academy, and was appointed Royal Artist to George III in 1792 at the age of 20. He was knighted in 1815 and elected president of the Royal Academy in 1820. (bio by: Kristen Conrad)

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  • April, 13, 1769


  • January, 01, 1830


  • Saint Paul's Cathedral
  • England

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