Jacques-Louis David

(1748 - 1825)

Jacques-Louis David was the leading painter in France of the Neo-classical movement. He became a member of the Academy in 1783, winning fame in the 1780s with a series of paintings, including 'The Oath of the Horatii' (Paris, Louvre, 1785), notable for their austerity of design and theme. At the same time he became known for his accomplished portra...

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