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Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

 (1796 - 1875)
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot was active/lived in France, Italy.  Jean Baptiste Camille Corot is known for tonalist landscape painting.

Biography   Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot


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The following was written and compiled by Jean Ershler Schatz, artits and researcher from  Laguna Woods, California:

Jean Baptiste Camille Corot was born in Paris in 1796 in a house on a corner that looked out on the bridges that loop the Seine.  His father ran a fashionable millinery shop.  He was twenty-six years old when he entered the studio of landscape painter Achille-Etna Michallon, an artist no older than himself who encouraged him to work en plein air.  Michallon died only a few months later, leaving Corot to continue his training with the much older artist Jean-Victor Bertin (who had been Michallon's teacher).

After his schooling, Camille was apprenticed to a draper  He was sweet and kind


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