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Eugène Delacroix
(1798-1863)

Other names: Ferdinand-Eugène-Victor[J92]

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Painter of the Romantic period.[J92]
A pupil of Baron Pierre-Narcisse Guérin, 1815.[J92]
Made his artistic debut at the Paris Salon of 1822 where he exhibited his first masterpiece Dante and Virgil in Hell.[J92]
Toured Algeria, Spain, and Morocco in 1832 which inspired his subsequent works.[J92]
Received a number of commissions to decorate French government buildings.[J92]
Has been claimed that he was the illegitimate son of Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord.[J92]

Place of birth: Charenton-Saint-Maurice, France[J92]
Place of death: Paris[J92]


 

 

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