Jean-Paul Flandrin

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Jean-Paul Flandrin

French Academic Classical artist

Born 1811 - Died 1902

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FLANDRIN, JEAN-PAUL (1811-1902), French painter, was born at Lyons in 1811. His father, though brought up to business, had great fondness for art, and sought himself to follow an artist's career. Paul was the third of three sons, all painters, and two of them eminent, the second son Jean Hippolyte (b. 1809) established his reputation as a master of monumental decorative painting, particularly on spiritual subjects. Augusto (1804-1842), the eldest, passed the greater part of his life as professor at Lyons, where he died. Jean-Paul himself achieved eminence as one of the leaders of the modern landscape school of France. After studying for some time at Lyons, Hippolyte and Paul, who had long determined on the step and economized for it, set out to walk to Paris in 1829, to place themselves under the tuition of Hersent. They chose finally to enter the atelier of Ingres, who became not only their instructor but their friend for life.

Source: This entry has been based on the article on Jean Hippolyte Flandrin in the 1911 Edition Encyclopedia.

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