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LE LORRAIN, Louis Joseph (1715 - 1759), Painter, draughtsman, illustrator, engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
LE LORRAIN, Louis Joseph (1715 - 1759), Painter, draughtsman, illustrator, engraver

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 19 March 1715, in Paris; died 24 March 1759, in St Petersburg, Russia.

Painter, draughtsman, illustrator, engraver (etching). Religious subjects, mythological subjects, architectural views.

Le Lorrain studied under Dumont le Romain. He won first prize in painting in 1739, was approved by the Académie des Beaux-Arts on 29 January 1752 and admitted to the Académie on 24 July 1756.

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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