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For Teachers
Assessment Questions

1. Can students define the word portrait?
2. Can students describe the people who had their portraits painted?
3. Can students identify John Singleton Copley and describe his painting style?
4. Can students define the expression itinerant painter?
5. Can students identify Ammi Phillips and name one of his works?
6. Can students identify Daniel Webster?

Sources: Celebrate America! Three Centuries of American Art from the Currier, Exhibition Guide; American Art from The Currier Gallery of Art, American Federation of Arts, 1995.

 

 

 



John Singleton Copley, John Greene, circa 1769
John Singleton Copley, John Greene, c.1769
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