17th-18th century English painter
(Woolland, United Kingdom, 1675 - 1734, Stalbridge, United Kingdom)
Note: Possibly born in Woolland. Thornhill is considered one of the most important English exponents of Baroque decorative painting. He specialized in large-scale, illusionistic wall and ceiling paintings, although he occasionally worked in other genres as various as portraiture, illustration, and ceramic decoration. He was the first English-born artist to be knighted.