Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticelli
(1824 - 1886)
Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticelli was active/lived in France. Adolphe Monticelli is known for landscape, figure and genre painting.
Biography Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticelli
Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticelli (October 14, 1824 - June 29, 1886) was a French painter of the generation preceding the Impressionists.
Monticelli was born in Marseille in humble circumstances. He attended the École Municipale de Dessin in Marseille from 1842 to 1846, and continued his artistic training in Paris, where he studied under Paul Delaroche at the École des Beaux-Arts. In Paris he made copies after the Old Masters in the Louvre, and admired the oil sketches of Eugène Delacroix. In 1855 he met Narcisse Diaz, a member of the Barbizon school, and the two often painted together in the Fontainebleau Forest. Monticelli frequently adopted Diaz's practice of introducing nudes or elegantly costumed figures into his land
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