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 Gustave Courbet  (1819 - 1877)

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Lived/Active: France/Switzerland      Known for: realist landscape, seascape, nude figure, still life and genre painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Gustave Courbet
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Birth
1819 (Ornans, Doubs, France)
 
Death
1877 (La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland)

Lived/Active
France/Switzerland




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realist landscape, seascape, nude figure, still life and genre painting

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GUSTAVE COURBET

Gustave Courbet {koor-bay'}, b. June 10, 1819, d. Dec. 31, 1877, was the foremost realist painter of mid-19th-century France.  A member of an affluent landowning family, Courbet remained close to his rural origins and frequently returned to his birthplace, Ornans, in search of subjects.

From 1837 he studied at the Royal College in Besançon, and when sent to Paris in 1840 to stu (showing 500 of 7924 characters).



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