François Gérard
(French, 1770 - 1837)
This person is associated with: Neoclassicism

French Neoclassical Painter.

Born and raised in Rome, he moved to Paris in 1780. His father pushed him in the workshop of Pajou, a famous sculptor, but Gérard was more inclined to painting, so he became a pupil of David.

He failed at the Prix de Rome in 1789 against his friend Girodet for Joseph Recognized by his Brothers. He still went to Rome in order to go back to his "roots" but had to leave because the revolutionary government seized the properties of those who had left the country.

At his return, he was protected by his former master until success came. Indeed, at the turn of the century, Gérard became the leading portrait painter of the most important people in Europe.

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Name:François Gérard
Dates:1770 - 1837
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Top owners of works by this artist
Private collection8 artworks
Musée du Louvre(France - Paris)5 artworks
Wellington Collection at Apsley House (English Heritage) - London(United Kingdom - London)4 artworks
Château de Versailles(France - Versailles, Greater Paris)3 artworks
Scottish National Gallery - National Galleries of Scotland(United Kingdom - Edinburgh)2 artworks
Albany Institute of History and Art(United States - Albany)2 artworks
The State Hermitage Museum - Saint Petersburg(Russian Federation - St. Petersburg)2 artworks
Museo Glauco Lombardi - Parma(Italy - Parma)2 artworks
J. Paul Getty Museum - Los Angeles(United States - Los Angeles)2 artworks
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon(France - Lyon)1 artworks
University of Oxford - Examination Schools(United Kingdom - Oxford)1 artworks

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This person died over 70 years ago (in 1837).

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