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Pierre-Paul Prud'hon


Name
Pierre-Paul Prud'hon
Birth Year
1758
Death Year
1823
Country
France
Movement
Romanticism

Pierre-Paul Prud'hon Biography

Pierre Prudon was born in Cluny, Burgundy, the tenth son of a stonecutter. Later he changed his name into the more aristocratic sounding Pierre-Paul Prud'hon. He began studying painting at the Dijon Academy under François Devosge at the age of sixteen, and continued his studies at the Paris Academy in 1780. In 1784 he won the Prix de Rome, which gave him a pension to continue his education in Italy, where he stayed from 1785 to 1788.


Pierre-Paul Prud'hon 8 Most Important Paintings and Artworks

Pierre-Paul Prud'hon Bibliography

French Painting. XIX century. by V. Berezina. Moscow. Izobrazitelnoe Iskusstvo. 1980. (in Russian)

The Classical Tradition in European Painting. XV-XX centuries. Moscow. 1985. (in Russian)

Painting of Europe. XIII-XX centuries. Encyclopedic Dictionary. Iskusstvo. 1999. (in Russian)

Prud'hon by Sylvain Laveissiere. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1998.

Drawing an Elusive Line: The Art of Pierre-Paul Prud'hon. by Elizabeth E. Guffey. Univ of Delaware Pr, 2001.

The Language of the Body: Drawings by Pierre-Paul Prud'hon. by Robert Gordon (Editor), John Elderfield. Harry N Abrams, 1996.

Bibliography:

French Painting. XIX century. by V. Berezina. Moscow. Izobrazitelnoe Iskusstvo. 1980. (in Russian)

Famous Russians in the 18th and 19th centuries. St. Petersburg. 1996.

Encyclopedia of Famous Russians. Moscow. 2000.