Charles Chaplin was one of France's most famous artists during his lifetime as well as afterward. Born in Les Andelys, Eure, France in 1825 to an English father and a French mother, he waited nearly a lifetime to be naturalized although he lived and worked in France his whole life. He obtained citizenship a mere five years before his death. He achieved tremendous artistic success not only as a painter but also as a decorator, pastellist, engraver, etcher, lithographer and teacher. His work has been highly sought after since the beginning of his career although it is his later work that is considered more desirable because of its subject matter.
He began his education at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Pa
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