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Claude-Joseph Vernet is thought by some critics to be the most famous and successful landscape and marine painter of eighteenth-century France. He is noted for creating landscapes with dramatic atmospheric effects of the sky and weather, along with masterful detailing of foreground figures. Vernet, a native from Avignon, first studied with his father who, also was an artist, then he went on to paint with Philipe Sauvan, in Avignon. In 1734 Vernet went to Rome and painted lan (showing 500 of 1722 characters).