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Richard Wilson RA (1 August 1714 – 15 May 1782) was an influential Welsh landscapepainter, who worked in Britain and Italy. With George Lambert he is recognised as a pioneer in British art of landscape for its own sake[1][2] and was described in the Welsh Academy Encyclopedia of Wales as the "most distinguished painter Wales has ever produced and the first to appreciate the aesthetic possibilities of his country".[3] In December 1768 Wilson became one of the founder-members of the Royal Academy. A catalogue raisonné of the artist's work is published by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.[4]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Wilson_(painter)

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