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(b Lille, 4 July 1838; d Paris, 18 Feb. 1917). French painter. His early works included peasant scenes influenced by Courbet's Realism, but from about 1870 he concentrated on portraits (particularly of women), becoming a great fashionable success with his slick style. Sargent was the most important of his many pupils and was influenced by his rich, fluid brushwork. In 1905–10 Carolus-Duran was director of the French Academy in Rome.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)