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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Sir Joshua Reynolds RA FRS FRSA (16 July 1723 - 23 February 1792) was an influential 18th-century English painter, specialising in portraits and promoting the Grand Style in painting which depended on idealization of the imperfect. He was one of the founders and first President of the Royal Academy. King George III appreciated his merits and knighted him in 1769.