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Murnau-Staffelsee I (detail), 1908, oil on paper laid on board by Wassily Kandinsky (1866–1944), photo credit: The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
(b Sainte-Barbe de Samano, Santo Domingo [now Dominican Republic], 20 Sept. 1819; d Paris, 8 Oct. 1856). French painter and printmaker. He was the most gifted pupil of Ingres, with whom he began to study when he was 11, but in the 1840s he came under the influence of Delacroix and attempted, with considerable success, to combine Ingres's classical linear grace with Delacroix's Romantic colour.
Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)
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