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Jacques-Louis DAVID

French Jacques-Louis DAVID

French painter in the Neoclassical style

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Born: on August 30, 1748 in Paris, France
Died: on December 29, 1825 in Bruxelles, Belgium


Jacques-Louis David was born into a prosperous family in Paris. When he was about nine his father was killed in a duel and his mother left him with his prosperous architect uncles. They saw to it that he received an excellent education at the Collège des Quatre-Nations, but he was never a good student: he had a facial tumor that impeded his speech, and he was always preoccupied with drawing.

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