Joseph-Nicolas Robert-Fleury

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Joseph-Nicolas Robert-Fleury
Joseph Nicolas Robert-Fleury by Gaston Thys.jpg
Joseph-Nicolas Robert-Fleury
by Gaston Thys [fr]
Born(1797-08-08)8 August 1797
Died5 May 1890(1890-05-05) (aged 92)
Known forPainting

Joseph-Nicolas Robert-Fleury (8 August 1797 – 5 May 1890) was a French painter.

Biography[edit]

Born in Cologne, he was sent by his family to Paris, and after travelling in Italy returned to France and made his first appearance at the Salon in 1824; his reputation, however, was not established until three years later, when he exhibited Tasso at the Convent of Saint Onophrius.

Endowed with a vigorous original talent, and with a vivid imagination, especially for the tragic incidents of history, he soon rose to fame, and in 1850 succeeded François Granet as member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts. In 1855, he was appointed professor and in 1863 director of the École des Beaux-Arts, and in the following year he went to Rome as director of the French Academy in that city.

His pupils included Marie-Adélaïde Baubry-Vaillant, David Bles, Marguerite Jacquelin, Charles Désiré Hué [fr], Leon Kapliński and Henri Le Riche [fr].[1] His son, Tony Robert-Fleury, was also a painter.

Honours[edit]

1887: Knight in the Order of Leopold. [2]

Selected paintings[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joseph-Nicolas Robert-Fleury in the RKD
  2. ^ Handelsblad (Het) 17-02-1887
  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Robert-Fleury, Joseph Nicolas". Encyclopædia Britannica. 23 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 403.

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