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John Joshua Kirby
Birth: 1716
Wickham Market
Suffolk, England
Death: Jun. 20, 1774
Kew
Greater London, England

Artist, Author. The son of a land surveyor and topographer, Kirby was a landscape painter who served as President of the Society of Artists, officially known as the Incorporated Society of Artists of Great Britain, which encouraged the public exhibition of works of art by living artists. His main artistic focus was "linear perspective," based on the ideas of English mathematician Brook Taylor. He chronicled his ideas in several books, but is perhaps most noted for his pamphlet entitled: "Dr. Brook Taylor's Method of Perspective made Easy both in Theory and Practice," published in 1754. He was the father of British author Sarah Kirby Trimmer. (bio by: Samuel Taylor Geer) 
 
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  Sarah Kirby Trimmer (1741 - 1810)*
 
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Burial:
St Anne Churchyard
Kew
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Greater London, England
 
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Originally Created by: Samuel Taylor Geer
Record added: Aug 10, 2011
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John Joshua Kirby
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