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 Jean-Honore Fragonard  (1732 - 1806)

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Lived/Active: France      Known for: voluptuous female, history painting

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TWO GIRLS ON A BED PLAYING WITH THEIR DOGS
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Jean-Honore Fragonard was born in Grasse, in Provence, France in April 5, 1732. He was the son of a glove maker, and was brought to Paris by the age of five. He was at first a notary clerk but showed little disposition for that profession. His artistic talent was never in doubt, and in 1747 he gained acceptance as an apprentice in the studio of Francois Boucher.

At first Boucher paid little attention to him and passed him along to Chardin, but a year later he relented and took him on for (showing 500 of 2452 characters).

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