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

French Neoclassical painter (Rome, 4 May 1770 - Paris, 11 January 1837). Court painter of Louis XIII of France.

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.

Contributors:   Josselin, smallberries, Irene, Willem Hemmen,
Name:François Gérard
Dates:1770 - 1837
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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)4 artworks
Albany Institute of History and Art(United States - Albany)2 artworks
Scottish National Gallery - National Galleries of Scotland(United Kingdom - Edinburgh)2 artworks
J. Paul Getty Museum - Los Angeles(United States - Los Angeles)2 artworks
The State Hermitage Museum - St Petersburg(Russian Federation - St. Petersburg)2 artworks
Museo Glauco Lombardi - Parma(Italy - Parma)2 artworks
Sizergh Castle - National Trust(United Kingdom - Kendal)1 artworks
Government Art Collection - UK(United Kingdom - London)1 artworks

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

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