Guillaume Guillon-Lethiere
(French, 1760 - 1832)
This person is associated with: Neoclassicism
French neoclassical painter.

Son of a prosecutor in the Guadeloupe island and a mulatto, he came to Paris in 1774 to be trained under Gabriel-François Doyen.

He failed at the Prix de Rome in 1784 for his The Woman of Canaan at the Feet of Christ. He nevertheless got the bursary for Rome.

Back in France he enjoyed a successful career, being appointed Director of the French Academy in Rome from 1807 to 1816, then academician in 1818.

He was the first recorded black painter in History.

Name:Guillaume Guillon-Lethiere
Dates:1760 - 1832
Sex:No data
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Musée du Louvre - Paris2 artworks
Private collection2 artworks
Hermitage Museum - St-Petersburg1 artworks
Nottingham City Museums and Galleries1 artworks
Château de Versailles1 artworks
Musee de la Revolution Francaise - Vizille1 artworks
Los Angeles County Museum of Art1 artworks

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This person died over 70 years ago (in 1832).