(1762 - 1801)
Louis Gauffier was active/lived in France. Louis Gauffier is known for Portrait painting.
Biography Louis Gauffier
Born in Poitiers in 1762, Louis Gauffier relocated at an early age to
Paris, where he studied the style of Poussin under the tutelage of
Hughes Taraval. When he was just twenty-two years old, Gauffier won the
Prix de Rome and entered the École des Beaux-Arts in the Italian
capital. He would remain in Italy for the rest of his career, save for a
brief return to Paris in 1789 cut short by the outbreak of the
In 1793, Gauffier moved with his wife to Florence, where he
joined a group of French emigré painters - including François-Xavier
Fabre, who had been a close friend in Rome - and occupied himself as a
society portraitist, painting mostly important military and diplomatic
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