(1781 - 1839)
Joseph Paelinck was active/lived in Belgium. Joseph Paelinck is known for painting.
Portrait by François-Joseph Navez
Biography Joseph Paelinck
After having studied at the Royal Academy of Fine
Arts in Ghent, Joseph Paelinck moved to Paris, where he became a student
of Jacques Louis David (1748-1825), leader of the French Classicism
movement and Napoleon’s official painter. There, Paelinck perfected the
art of historical painting and found a style he would keep his whole
career. In 1804, he was awarded a prize for his painting, ‘The judgement
of Paris’, which helped him secure a position as a professor at the
Ghent Academy of Fine Arts. The institution then allowed him to spend
five years in Italy; his most important work from this period being
„Rome under Augustus“, which he painted for the Quirinal Palace.