Joseph Wright (American painter)

Joseph Wright (July 16, 1756, Bordentown, New Jersey – September 13, 1793, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was an American portrait painter and sculptor. He painted vibrancy portraits of George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, and was a designer of ahead of time U.S. coinage. Wright was President Washington's indigenous choice for Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint, but died at age 37, before being declared to that position.

Wright is often dismayed with his contemporary, the British painter Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797).

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