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Moreau, Gustave
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(Apr 6, 1826, Paris – Apr 18, 1898, Paris) studied at the École des Beaux-Arts (1846–1849). He was an admirer of the work of Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863) and Théodore Chassériau (1819–1856). He spent the years 1857–1859 in Italy, where he studied 15th-century painting and Byzantine mosaic art. Moreau taught at the École des Beaux-Arts from 1884 onward. His students included Georges Rouault (1871–1958) and H. Matisse. A solitary artist, he worked in his own house (today the Moreau Museum) and produced an extensive oeuvre of very individual chara…

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Prange, Regine, “Moreau, Gustave”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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