Gabriel-François DOYEN

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FrenchBorn Gabriel-François DOYEN

French painter

Born on May 20, 1726 in Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois, France , France

Died on March 13, 1806 in Saint-Pétersbourg, Russie

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His passion for art prevailed over his father's wish, and he became in his twelfth year a pupil of Charles-André van Loo. Making rapid progress, he obtained at twenty the Grand Prix de Rome, and in 1748 set out for Rome. He studied the works of Annibale Carracci, Pietro Berrettini da Cortona, Giulio Romano and Michelangelo, then visited Naples, Bologna and, crucially, Venice. While in the latter city Doyen was greatly influenced by the work of the famous colourists, such as Titian.

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