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Joshua Reynolds
(1723-1792) born on
Jul 16
English artist. He is known for painting more than 2000 portraits and historical scenes.
Could we teach taste or genius by rules, they would be no longer taste and genius.

The value and rank of every art is in proportion to the mental labor employed in it, or the mental pleasure in producing it.
A mere copier of nature can never produce anything great.
If you have great talents, industry will improve them: if you have but moderate abilities, industry will supply their deficiency.
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Discourses On Art."
R: "Discourses On Art."
A: "Discourses On Art."
N: Speech, 11 Dec 1769, to students of the Royal Academy, London.
K: In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991.

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