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BAUDELAIRE, Charles (1821 - 1867), Painter, draughtsman, caricaturist

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
BAUDELAIRE, Charles (1821 - 1867), Painter, draughtsman, caricaturist

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 9 April 1821, in Paris; died 31 August 1867, in Paris.

Painter, draughtsman, caricaturist. Portraits.

Charles Baudelaire was a man of many talents: poet, essayist, literary and art critic, and translator. Unlike his close friend Théophile Gautier, Baudelaire never formally studied art; accordingly, his work is largely instinctive. That said, his pen-and-ink drawings heightened with colour indicate that he

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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