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LEJEUNE, Louis François (1775 - 1848), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
LEJEUNE, Louis François (1775 - 1848), Painter

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 3 February 1775, in Strasbourg; died 29 February 1848, in Toulouse.

Painter. Military subjects, portraits, landscapes.

An officer in Napoleon's army, Louis Lejeune primarily painted military subjects. He juggled the demands of a military career and an artistic one. From 1795 to 1798 he studied under the landscape painter Pierre Henri de Valenciennes whilst serving as General Berthier's aide-de-camp.

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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