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 to go back to his roots but had to come back 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 the success came. Indeed, at the turn of the century, Gérard became the leading portrait painter of the most important people in Europe. He retained this unofficial title until his death.

Name:François Gérard
Dates:1770 - 1837
Nationality:French
Sex:No data
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Top owners of works by this artist
Private collection8 artworks
Musée du Louvre - Paris5 artworks
Château de Versailles3 artworks
J. Paul Getty Museum - Los Angeles2 artworks
Hermitage Museum - St-Petersburg2 artworks
Museo Glauco Lombardi - Parma2 artworks
Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts - Moscow1 artworks
Chateau de la Malmaison1 artworks
Los Angeles County Museum of Art1 artworks
Ateneumin Taidemuseo - Helsinki1 artworks
Hamburger Kunsthalle1 artworks

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