Antoine-Jean Gros

Antoine-Jean Gros

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Baron Antoine-Jean Gros (16 March 1771 - 25 June 1835), also known as Jean-Antoine Gros, was both a French History and neoclassical painter. Born in Paris, Gros began to learn to draw at the age of six from his father, who was a miniature painter, and showed himself as a gifted artist. Towards the close of 1785 Gros, by his own choice, entered the studio of Jacques-Louis David, which he frequented assiduously, continuing at the same time to follow the classes of the Coll ge Mazarin. The death of his father, whose circumstances had been embarrassed by the French Revolution, threw Gros, in 1791, upon his own resources. He now devoted himself wholly to his profession, and competed (unsuccessfully) in 1792 for the grand prix. About this time, however, on the recommendation of the cole des Beaux Arts, he was employed on the execution of portraits of the members of the National Convention, and disturbed by the development of the Revolution, Gros left France in 1793 for Italy.show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 227g
  • Cred Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 613497482X
  • 9786134974820