We next turn to John Trumbull, the third and last of our “Patriot Painters. Trumbull became America’s first great history painter.
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John Singleton Copley’s Dilemma: Why America’s Leading Painter Fled Boston in 1774
Born in 1738, the son of recently-arrived Irish Protestant immigrants, John Singleton Copley was raised in cramped quarters over the family’s tobacco shop on Boston’ Long Wharf.