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 Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier  (1815 - 1891)

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Lived/Active: Italy/France      Known for: academic painting-aristocratic figure and war genre

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BIOGRAPHY for Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier
1815 (Lyon France)
1891 (Paris, France)


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academic painting-aristocratic figure and war genre

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"The most famous and successful painter of the nineteenth century" (3), Jean Meissonier, born in Lyon, represented the conservatism of the French Academy, the force defied by Impressionists who led the new modernism.  At that time, which was the mid to late 19th Century, his paintings brought very high prices, and he spent lavishly on personal possessions including his home, furnishings and horses in the stables.  Three times, he was awarded the Grand Medal of Honor, which was u (showing 500 of 4381 characters).

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