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LA TOUR, Georges de (<i>died</i> 1652), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
LA TOUR, Georges de (died 1652), Painter

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French, 17th century, male.

Baptised 14 March 1593, in Vic-sur-Seille (Moselle); died 30 January 1652, in Lunéville (Meurthe-et-Moselle).

Painter. Religious subjects, figures, genre scenes.

Georges de La Tour, one of the most important French artists of the 17th century, was only rediscovered to art history from 1915. This painter, who was so well known in his lifetime, was completely forgotten immediately after his death, to the point that

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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