Sir Joshua Reynolds (16 July 1723 – 23 February 1792) was an influential 18th-century English painter, specialising in portraits and promoting the "Grand Style" in painting which depended on idealization of the imperfect. He was one of the founders and first President of the Royal Academy. King George III appreciated his merits and knighted him in 1769.
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''If you have great talents, industry will improve them: if you have but moderate abilities, industry will supply their deficiency.''Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), British artist, critic. speech, Dec. 11, 1769. To students of the Royal Academy, London.