Eugène Delacroix (Eugène Delacroix)

Eugène Delacroix

Painter. His father was the Foreign Minister under the Directory and Prefecture of Marseilles. He become an orphan at the age of 16. In 1816 he entered the School of Fine Arts. In 1822 he presented his first Masterpiece “The Barque of Dante.” He went to England in the summer 1825 and made some lithograph illustrations for Macbeth and Hamlet. A series of his 17 lithographs illustrating Goethe’s “Faust” was published in 1828. His most famous paintings “Liberty Leading the People” expressed his emotions and understanding of the July Revolution of 1830. Delacroix spent 6 months during 1832 in Morocco. Their life and customs inspired many his paintings: “The Fanatics of Tangier,” “The Sultan of Morocco and His Entourage,” “The Lion Hunt In Morocco” and “Arab Saddling His Horse.” His portrait of Frédéric Chopin painted in 1838 is well known. He also decorated the King’s Chamber in the Palais Bourbon, library of the Chambre des Deputes and the Chambre des Pairs in the Luxembourg Palace, the Chapel of the Holy Sacrament at Saint-Denis and the ceiling of the Apollo Gallery in the Louvre. Many of his masterpieces can be seen in the Louvre in Paris. (bio by: Jelena) Cause of death: Natural causes

Born

  • April, 26, 1798

Died

  • August, 08, 1863
  • France

Cause of Death

  • Natural causes

Cemetery

  • Cimetière du Père Lachaise
  • France

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