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Artist Birthdays November 19 – EUSTACHE LE SUEUR

EUSTACHE LE SUEUR (November 19, 1617 – April 30, 1655)

  • Nationality: French
  • Field: Painting
  • Art Movement: Baroque
  • ARTiFact: Long considered the “French Raphael,” he was one of the founders and first professors of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in France.
  • Artist Quote: “A single figure by [Le Sueur] is a perfect harmony of line and effect, and when many figures are assembled in one picture everything is brought into harmony.” ~Eugène Delacroix
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): St. Paul Preaching at Ephesus, 1649.

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Artist Birthdays November 18 – SIR DAVID WILKIE

SIR DAVID WILKIE (November 18, 1785 – June 1, 1841)

  • Nationality: Scottish
  • Field: Painting, printmaking
  • Art Movement: Genre Painting
  • ARTiFact: His genre paintings achieved such success that when exhibited in the Royal Academy exhibition of 1822, Chelsea Pensioners Reading the Waterloo Despatch had to be protected by barriers from the crowds of admirers.
  • Artist Quote: “I now see how superior painting from nature is to anything that our imagination, assisted by our memory, can conceive.”
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): Chelsea Pensioners Reading the Waterloo Despatch, 1822.

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Artist Birthdays November 16 – FRANCIS DANBY

FRANCIS DANBY (November 16, 1793 – February 9, 1861)

  • Nationality: Irish
  • Field: Painting
  • Art Movement: Romanticism
  • ARTiFact: His life was marred by scandal and unhappiness; his wife left him, he suffered financial difficulties and he failed to secure full membership of the Royal Academy by a single vote.
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): The Deluge, 1840.

Francis Danby. The Deluge, 1840.

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