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Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - French Artist From Art History

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Historical Artist - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780 - 1867)

At the encouragement of his artist father, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres moved to Paris in 1797 to study under David. It was during this stage in his career that Ingres adopter the Neo-classical style of his mentor and his influence, engraver John Flaxmann. He won the Prix de Rome in 1801, and afterwards was a sought-after portrait artist. Ingres’ work after 1806 in Italy was a blend of Classical style with Romantic subject matter. Although he considered himself to be a painter of history in the tradition of Nicolas Poussin and Jacques-Louis David, by the end of his life it was Ingres's portraits, both painted and drawn, that were recognized as his greatest legacy. A man profoundly respectful of the past, he assumed the role of a guardian of academic orthodoxy against the ascendant Romantic style represented by his nemesis Eugène Delacroix.

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