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COGNIET, Léon (1794 - 1880), Painter, watercolourist

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
COGNIET, Léon (1794 - 1880), Painter, watercolourist

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1794, in Paris; died 1880, in Paris.

Painter, watercolourist. History painting, portraits.

[not available online]He was a pupil of Guérin and was awarded the Prix de Rome in 1817. As a teacher at the Lycée Louis-le-Grand, the École des Beaux-Arts and the École Polytechnique, he had a considerable influence over numerous pupils, including Léon Bonnat. He entered the Institut Français

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