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Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

1780 Montauban – 1867 Paris

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres was one of the most important French painters of the neoclassical tradition of the first half of the 19th century and also an extremely distinguished draftsman. He received his first artistic lessons from his father Jean-Marie-Joseph Ingres. In 1797 he went to Paris and joined the studio of Jacques-Louis David. Two years later Ingres was accepted into the École des Beaux-Arts. In 1801 he was awarded the coveted Prix de Rome and from 1806 he started his scholarship as a pensionnaire in the Holy City. He is best known for his history paintings and portraits, but also produced a very small graphic oeuvre.