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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.
         
   
F
Could we teach taste or genius by rules, they would be no longer taste and genius.

R
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
A mere copier of nature can never produce anything great.
N
If you have great talents, industry will improve them: if you have but moderate abilities, industry will supply their deficiency.
K
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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