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LABROUSTE, Henri (1801 - 1875), Architect, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
LABROUSTE, Henri (1801 - 1875), Architect, draughtsman

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1801, in Paris; died 1875, in Fontainebleau.

Architect, draughtsman.

Henri Labrouste, the celebrated architect of the library of Saint Genevieve and the National Library of Paris and one of the first to use metal in realising an aesthetic of form, began drawing at the age of 13. He gained the Rome Prize in 1824. He painted many Italian monuments from life.

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