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LENOIR, Alexandre Marie (1761 - 1839), Painter, archaeologist

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
LENOIR, Alexandre Marie (1761 - 1839), Painter, archaeologist

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 26 December 1761, in Paris; died 11 June 1839, in Paris.

Painter, archaeologist.

Trained by the painter Gabriel-François Doyen, Alexander Lenoir is remembered primarily as an art lover who was a driving force in saving France's works of art and monuments from wholesale destruction at the time of the Revolution. He persuaded the Assemblée Nationale to form a collection

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