Joseph Wright, American Artist (1756-1793)

February 15, 1985 – June 9, 1985

National Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC

2nd Floor Floor Plan

Some 30 paintings and graphics survey the career of the artist. He was the first American-born student at the Royal Academy of Art, London, the first artist to sculpt a bust of George Washington, and the first to assume the position of Engraver of the U.S. Mint.