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Jacques-Louis David

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Jacques-Louis David Biography

David was born into the family of a wealthy Parisian merchant on August 30, 1748. When the boy was about 10 years old his father, Louis-Maurice, died after a pistol duel. David's two uncles, François Buron (1731-1818) and Jacques- François Desmaisons (c.1720-89) who were both architects and building contractors, took care of the boy's upbringing. First he was educated at a boarding school and the Collège des Quatre Nations in Paris. When he decided on the career of an artist his uncles helped him to become a student of Joseph-Marie Vien (1716-1809), a professor at the Academy who had a reputation as a good teacher.

Jacques-Louis David 54 Most Important Paintings and Artworks

Jacques-Louis David Bibliography

Jacques-Louis David. by I. Kuznetsova. Moscow. 1965.

David. by Simon Lee. Phaidon. 1999.

Painting of Europe. XIII-XX centuries. Encyclopedic Dictionary. Moscow. Iskusstvo. 1999.

Neoclassicism (Art & Ideas) by David G. Irwin. Phaidon Press Inc., 1997.

Jacques-Louis David, Revolutionary Artist: Art, Politics, and the French Revolution by Warren Roberts. Univ of North Carolina Pr, 1992.

Jacques-Louis David by Dorothy Johnson. Princeton Univ Pr, 1993.

Jacques-Louis David: Empire to Exile by Philippe Bordes. Clark Art Institute, 2005.

Jacques-Louis David's'Marat' by Will Vaughn, Helen Weston. Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Portraiture in Paris Around 1800: Cooper Penrose by Jacques-Louis David by Philippe Bordes. Timken Museum of Art, 2004.