Achille-Etna Michallon


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(b Paris, 22 Oct. 1796; d Paris, 24 Sept. 1822).

French landscape painter, the first artist to win the Prix de Rome in the historical landscape category that was established in 1817. He was a pupil of J.-L. David and Valenciennes and in his turn taught Corot, who was influenced by his severe compositions and cool colour harmonies. His early death was caused by pneumonia.

Subjects: Art.

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