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Artists, Architecture and Museums in France

Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, The Artists

Adélaïde Labille-Guiard

Clearing the way for women

1749-1803
Albert Gleizes, The Artists

Albert Gleizes

The man who brought cubism to the masses

1881-1953
Albert Joseph Pénot, The Artists

Albert Joseph Pénot

Have you seen this bat-woman before?

1862-1930
Alexandre Cabanel, The Artists

Alexandre Cabanel

Creativity vs the Académie

1823-1889
Alfred Sisley, The Artists

Alfred Sisley

Why did we forget about Alfred Sisley?

1839-1899
André Breton, The Artists

André Breton

A psychiatrist releases his mind and invents Surrealism

1896-1966
André Derain, The Artists

André Derain

In the shadow of brighter colors

1880-1954
Anne Genevieve Greuze, The Artists

Anne Genevieve Greuze

1762-1842
Anne Vallayer-Coster, The Artists

Anne Vallayer-Coster

1744-1818
Anne-Louis Girodet, The Artists

Anne-Louis Girodet

A phenom works himself to death

1767-1824
Berthe Morisot, The Artists

Berthe Morisot

The soul of Impressionism

1841-1895
Camille Pissarro, The Artists

Camille Pissarro

Peaceful anarchist, advocate of the working man

1830-1903
Claude Cahun, The Artists

Claude Cahun

“Under this mask, another mask”

1894-1954
Claude Monet, The Artists

Claude Monet

Painting nature from a small boat

1840-1926
Constance Mayer, The Artists

Constance Mayer

1775-1821
Edgar Degas, The Artists

Edgar Degas

"Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things."

1834-1917
Édouard Manet, The Artists

Édouard Manet

A rebellious painter shocks the French Salon and courts his brothers wife

1832-1883
Élisabeth Chaplin, The Artists

Élisabeth Chaplin

A life's worth of paintings dedicated to Florence

1890-1982
Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, The Artists

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun

Painted for Marie Antoinette and never made a dime

1755-1842
Émile Bernard, The Artists

Émile Bernard

Losing the art-fight with Gauguin

1868-1941
Eugène Delacroix, The Artists

Eugène Delacroix

Drama, movement and a search for the exotic

1798-1863
Félix Nadar, The Artists

Félix Nadar

Photographer, novelist... balloonist?

1820-1910
Fernand Henri Léger, The Artists

Fernand Henri Léger

Cubism for the common man

1881-1955
François Auguste René Rodin, The Artists

François Auguste René Rodin

“Sculpture is the art of the hole and the lump”

1840-1917
François Boucher, The Artists

François Boucher

1703-1770
François-Thomas Germain, The Artists

François-Thomas Germain

A disgraced silversmith, last of a dynasty

1726-1791
Georges Braque, The Artists

Georges Braque

Picasso's better half

1882-1963
Georges de La Tour, The Artists

Georges de La Tour

A Caravaggisti embraces silence

1593-1652
Georges Seurat, The Artists

Georges Seurat

Manipulating emotion with color

1859-1891
Gustave Courbet, The Artists

Gustave Courbet

Status quo — what's that?

1819-1877
Gustave Doré, The Artists

Gustave Doré

Father of Horror, Father of Fantasy

1832-1883
Gustave Moreau, The Artists

Gustave Moreau

A hermit explores the dreamscape

1826-1898
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, The Artists

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Too many prostitutes and too much absinthe

1864-1901
Henri Matisse, The Artists

Henri Matisse

100% artist

1869-1954
Henri Rousseau, The Artists

Henri Rousseau

Painting dreams with a child's brush

1844-1910
Henriette Browne, The Artists

Henriette Browne

1829-1901
Herrad of Landsberg, The Artists

Herrad of Landsberg

A French abbess creates the first female-authored encyclopedia

1130-1195
Hippolyte Bayard, The Artists

Hippolyte Bayard

The second person to invent photography

1801-1887
Jacques-Louis David, The Artists

Jacques-Louis David

Virtuoso painter, political chameleon, complete jerk

1748-1825
Jean Metzinger, The Artists

Jean Metzinger

The third cubist

1883-1956
Jean-Antoine Watteau, The Artists

Jean-Antoine Watteau

1684-1721
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, The Artists

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

Guardian of the old ways

1780-1867
Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, The Artists

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot

Nudes teach you everything you need to know (to paint landscapes)

1796-1875
Jean-François Millet, The Artists

Jean-François Millet

A peasant I was born, and a peasant I will die

1814-1875
Jean-Honoré Fragonard, The Artists

Jean-Honoré Fragonard

We're all young and hot — let's make out

1732-1806
Jean-Léon Gérôme, The Artists

Jean-Léon Gérôme

A merciless teacher trains 2000 young artists

1824-1904
Joseph Ducreux, The Artists

Joseph Ducreux

Renaissance painter wins the internet

1735-1802
Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre, The Artists

Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre

Visionary promoter of photography

1787-1851
Louise Moillon, The Artists

Louise Moillon

The original peaches-as-butts emoji

1610-1696
Madeleine Lemaire, The Artists

Madeleine Lemaire

1845-1928

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