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 Theodore Gericault  (1791 - 1824)

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Lived/Active: France      Known for: portrait and historical genre painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Theodore Gericault
1791 (Rouen, France)
1824 (Paris, France)


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portrait and historical genre painting

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The following text was written and submitted by Jean Ershler Schatz, artist and researcher from Laguna Woods, California:

Theodore Gericault was born in Rouen on September 26,1791.  From his youth, he showed a taste for drawing and for horses.  He was educated at the Lycee Louis-le-Grand.  He studied under Carle Vernet, in whose studio he met an elegant, witty and wordly group gathered around the master.  Two years later, he left to study in the studio of Guerin; he (showing 500 of 1675 characters).

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