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 Jean Francois Millet  (1814 - 1875)

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Lived/Active: France      Known for: bucolic-scene painting, peasant genre

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BIOGRAPHY for Jean Millet
1814 (Gruchy, France)
1875 (Barbizon, France)


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bucolic-scene painting, peasant genre

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Jean Francois Millet was what Gustave Courbet pretended to be: the son of peasants. Born in 1814, at Gruchy near Cherbourg, he spent most of his life in rural France.  He received his first instruction in art from Langlois at Cherbourg in 1832.  His aptitude was so obvious that he was granted a pension by the Municipal Council to enable him to study art in Paris.  In 1837, he joined the Parisian studio of Delaroche where Diaz and Rousseau were his fellow pupils.  He fi (showing 500 of 3376 characters).

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