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Guérin, Pierre(-Narcisse), Baronlocked

(b Paris, March 13, 1774; d Rome, July 16, 1833).
  • Jon Whiteley

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French painter, draughtsman and teacher. He was one of the most successful French painters working in the Neo-classical style at the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th. He especially admired the art of Poussin and David, and derived inspiration from Greek mythology and from the Classical themes of the plays of Jean Racine. At the Salons in Paris he exhibited elegant compositions painted in a carefully controlled manner and with arresting chiaroscuro. He was never a prolific artist and, owing to ill-health, painted even less in his later years, devoting himself instead to teaching and to the directorship (...

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