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 Pierre-Paul Prud'hon

Pierre-Paul Prud'hon

Birth
Cluny, Departement de Saône-et-Loire, Bourgogne, France
Death 16 Feb 1823 (aged 64)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Plot Division 29
Memorial ID 7809 · View Source
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Artist. Born in Cluny, France, he was 19th Century artist known for his romantic and portrait paintings. Educated at the Royal Academy Paris, he won the Prix de Rome Art Award in 1784. In 1791, he began showing his paintings in the Paris exhibitions and receiving commissions. As the new ruler of France, Napoleon appointed Prud'hon to paint Empress Josephine, Napoleon's first wife and to Empress Marie Louise, Napoleon's second wife. He also enjoyed substantial patronage from the Napoleonic government for the execution of various art projects. By 1808, Prud'hon moved decisively in the direction of early romanticism. His paintings of “Union of Love and Friendship”, “Divine Vengeance Pursuing Crime” and the work of “Eugène Delacroix”, reached him to the height of art expression. The fall of the Napoleonic regime in 1815, inevitably damaged Prud'hon's artistic career, but he still remained a respected portraitist. He died at age 64 in Paris, France.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 19 Dec 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7809
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pierre-Paul Prud'hon (4 Apr 1758–16 Feb 1823), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7809, citing Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .