Léon Cogniet

(1794 - 1880)
Léon Cogniet was a French history and portrait painter. He is probably best remembered as a teacher, with more than one hundred notable students.

He was born in Paris. His father was a painter and wallpaper designer. In 1812, he enrolled at the École des Beaux-arts, where he studied with Pierre-Narcisse Guérin. He also worked in the studios of Jea...
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