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Georges La Tour

 (1593 - 1652)
Georges de La Tour was active/lived in France.  Georges La Tour is known for painting.

Biography   Georges La Tour


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Georges De La Tour was born on March 19, 1593, in the town of Vic-sur-Seille in the duchy of Lorraine in what is now northeastern France.  Both sides of his family were bakers.  Sometime in his teens or early twenties he visited Italy or Holland, or perhaps both.

Whatever native art training he may have had, he now acquired Dutch and Italian accents that stayed with him for the rest of his life.  In 1617 La Tour married Diane Le Terf, daughter of the Duke of Lorraine's finance minister, a nobleman from Luneville.  She was two years his senior; in thirty-five years of marriage, the couple produced ten children. Only three survived into adulthood, two daughters and one son, Etienne, who became a painter and worked   ...  Displaying 750 of 3659 characters.

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