Benjamin West

Benjamin West bio

Birth Name: Benjamin West

Occupation: Painter

Place Of Birth: Pennsylvania

Date Of Birth: October 10, 1738

Date Of Death: August 26, 1813

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Benjamin West was born on the 10th of October, 1738. He was best known for being a Painter. Anglo-American painter who specialized in portraits and historical scenes, including “Angelica and Medora,” “Cymon and Iphigenia,” and a portrait of the revered General Monckton.

Benjamin West was born in Pennsylvania. He learned how to make paint by watching Native Americans mix riverbank clay with bear grease. He had a wealthy benefactor and was able to study abroad. He traveled to Italy, where he learned to paint in the style of Titian and Raphael, as well as in the neo-classical mode of Gavin Hamilton and Anton Rafael Mengs.

Benjamin West was a Libra and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Benjamin West was born in 1730s.

Benjamin West is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Benjamin’s education details are not available at this time. Please check back soon for updates.


Benjamin West’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Benjamin West’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Benjamin West kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Benjamin West was born in the Year of the Horse.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Benjamin West
NICKNAME: Benjamin
DEATH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: Benjamin West was a Libra. People of this zodiac sign like harmony, gentleness, sharing with others, the outdoors, and dislike violence, injustice, loudmouths, conformity. The strengths of this sign are being cooperative, diplomatic, gracious, fair-minded, social, while weaknesses can be indecisive, holding a grudge and self-pity. The greatest overall compatibility with Libra is Aries and Sagittarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Benjamin West was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are seen as warm-hearted and easygoing. Independence is one of their greatest strengths, but sometimes they're overly frank with others.

Ruling Planet: Benjamin West had a ruling planet of Venus and has a ruling planet of Venus and by astrological associations Friday is ruled by Venus. Venus is the planet of love, harmony, money and possessions. Venus is graceful, charming, sensual and social. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have beauty, charm and sensuality.

Benjamin West’s birth sign is Libra and he had a ruling planet of Venus.

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