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 was however awarded a stipend to go to 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.

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Name:Guillaume Guillon-Lethiere
Dates:1760 - 1832
This artist has 12 artworks in the database. Add more!
Top owners of works by this artist
Musée du Louvre(France - Paris)2 artworks
Private collection2 artworks
The State Hermitage Museum - St Petersburg(Russian Federation - St. Petersburg)1 artworks
Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art(United States - Providence, Rhode Island)1 artworks
Musée de la Revolution Francaise(France - Vizille)1 artworks
Fitzwilliam Museum - University of Cambridge(United Kingdom - Cambridge)1 artworks
Château de Versailles(France - Versailles, Greater Paris)1 artworks
Nottingham City Museums and Galleries(United Kingdom - Nottingham)1 artworks
Destroyed in the Haitian earthquake of January 2010(Haiti)1 artworks
Los Angeles County Museum of Art(United States - Los Angeles, California)1 artworks

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

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