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Thomas Couture

 (1815 - 1879)
Thomas Couture was active/lived in France.  Thomas Couture is known for history painting, teaching, writing.

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French, 1815-1879

Born in Senlis in 1815, Thomas Couture was encouraged by his shoemaker father, Jean, to become a scholar or academician. Proving to be a disappointment to the family because his seeming lack of intellectual promise, Jean focused on teaching an older son the classics.  Thomas grew up with a basic insecurity about his education, and he consistently wavered between a desire to show up authority with his independence, and a need to impress with his erudition.  About 1828 Couture matriculated in the École gratuite de dessin at the Conservatoire des arts et métiers on Rue Saint-Martin in Paris.  He was inculcated with the ideal of combining art and technology, and later he executed designs for the applied a   ...  Displaying 750 of 3255 characters.

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