Louis Gabriel Moreau
(1740 - 1806)
Louis Gabriel Moreau was active/lived in France. Louis Moreau is known for painting.
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Louis Gabriel Moreau, a gifted draughtsman, etcher and painter of landscapes, had a prodigious career. After studying with Pierre-Antoine de Machy, who specialized in painting Grand Tour themes - landscapes redolent with Classical ruins and tromp-l'oeil architectural scenes, he went on to become a member of the Academie de St. Luc, artist to Comte d'Artois (later King Charles X), and curator of the National Museum in Paris. Moreau, a master of watercolors and gouaches, combined the picturesque architectures of his master de Machy with naturalistically, almost plein-air-rendered, topographical landscapes in the Ile-de-France region just outside of Paris. Moreau's fascination with the effects of light at different times of the day precipitate
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