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Joseph Paelinck

 (1781 - 1839)
Joseph Paelinck was active/lived in Belgium.  Joseph Paelinck is known for painting.

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.

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About  Joseph Paelinck

Born:  1781
Died:   1839
Known for:  painting