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Napoleon visitant les pestiférés à Jaffa

French classical painter Antoine-Jean Gros was born on March 16, 1771 in Paris. The son of a painter of miniatures, he studied under Jacques-Louis David. Following the death of his father in 1791, he went to Italy, and it was … Continue reading

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Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson

  French painter Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson was born on January 29, 1767. A versatile painter and illustrator, Girodet was probably the illegitimate son of Dr. Trioson and he adopted his surname in 1806. After a false start in architecture, … Continue reading

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Portrait de Madeleine

Following up on last week’s post about being able to name five female artists, here’s another one to add to your list. French Romantic-style painter Marie-Guillemine Benoist was born on December 18, 1768 in Paris. She was the daughter of … Continue reading

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Cinq femmes artistes?

  My dearly beloved daughter has just moved from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. Now that she is in the same timezone and around two hours away by air, we decided to see her for a belated birthday weekend. In … Continue reading

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Paul Delaroche

French Romantic painter and sculptor Paul Delaroche was born on July 17, 1797. He specialized in historical scenes after having trained initially as a landscape painter. He turned to figure painting in 1817 after failing to win the Prix de … Continue reading

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On peint avec le sentiment

French painter Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin was born on November 2, 1699 in Paris. He apprenticed with painters of historical works, considered to be the most prestigious genre of the time.  Chardin, however was best known for his still life paintings, in … Continue reading

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Ce que l’on ne voit plus que dans sa mémoire

French Impressionist artist Hilaire Germain Edgar de Gas, better known as Edgar Degas (Duhgah), was born on July 19, 1834. Unlike most of that band of artists, however, Degas was not a plein air painter. He preferred “ce que l’on … Continue reading

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