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 Jean Baptiste Robie  (1821 - 1910)

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Lived/Active: Belgium/England      Known for: floral still life painting, writing

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BIOGRAPHY for Jean Robie
1821 (Brussels, Belgium)


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floral still life painting, writing

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Robie Jean-Baptiste (1821-1910)          

Jean Baptiste Robie was born on 11th November 1821 in Brussels.  His father was an ironmonger on Rue Haute, a typical tradesman's street in the Marolles district.

His early years were far from easy.  Having lost his mother to cholera during an epidemic, he lived off small jobs, painting on metal for department stores and restaurants.  Somebody saw him decorating the (showing 500 of 6822 characters).

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