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 Gustave Moreau

Gustave Moreau

Birth
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Death 18 Apr 1898 (aged 72)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Plot Division 22
Memorial ID 6804 · View Source
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Artist. A French Symbolist painter, he is remembered for his illustrations of biblical and mythological figures. A prolific artist, he produced over 8,000 paintings, watercolors, and drawings during his lifetime. Born in Paris, France, his father was an architect. He showed artistic promise as a young boy and he was sent to study under French artist Francois-Edouard Picot. At the 1853 Paris Salon, he exhibited "A Scene from the Song of Songs' and "The Death of Darius." That same year, he exhibited "Athenians with the Minotaur" and "Moses Putting Off his Sandals within Sight of the Promised Land" at The Great Exhibition in London, England. At the Paris Salon of 1864 he showed one of his first symbolist paintings, "Oedipus and the Sphinx," that gained him notoriety for eccentricity. In 1891 he became a professor at Paris' Ecole des Beaux-Arts. His other notable works include "Jason and Medea" (1865), "Venus Rising from the Sea" (1866), "Europa and the Bull" (1869), "Salomé" (1876), "Jacob and the Angel" (1878), "Galatée" (1880), "The Sacred Elephant (Péri)" (1885), "Eve" (1885), "Hesiod and the Muse" (1891), and "Jupiter and Semele" (1894-1895). He died in Paris at the age of 72.

Bio by: William Bjornstad


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  • Added: 31 Oct 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6804
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gustave Moreau (6 Apr 1826–18 Apr 1898), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6804, citing Cimetiere de Montmartre, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .