benjamin west, a contemporary of Copely, had nothing in common with the development of American art.
benjamin west says, "A kiss from my mother made me a painter."
The only portrait of Godfrey known to have been in existence was that painted by benjamin west, in his earlier years.
It was only the intercession of benjamin west that saved his life.
To the last he had been elected in 1818, and had sent to the academy a full-length portrait of benjamin west.
Of this an illustration is afforded in the life of benjamin west.
Born in Philadelphia about 1766, and was the pupil of benjamin west.
In 1784 he went to London, where for three years he worked under benjamin west.
You have perhaps heard of benjamin west, the celebrated artist.
Fulton went to England when he came of age, and studied painting with benjamin west.
Old English west "in or toward the west," from Proto-Germanic *wes-t- (cf. Old Norse vestr, Old Frisian, Middle Dutch, Dutch west, Old High German -west, only in compounds, German west), from PIE *wes- (source of Greek hesperos, Latin vesper "evening, west"), perhaps an enlarged form of root *we- "to go down" (cf. Sanskrit avah "downward"), and thus literally "direction in which the sun sets." Cf. also High German dialectal abend "west," literally "evening."
French ouest, Spanish oeste are from English. West used in geopolitical sense from World War I (Britain, France, Italy, as opposed to Germany and Austria-Hungary); as contrast to Communist Russia (later to the Soviet bloc) it is first recorded in 1918. West Indies is recorded from 1550s.