Famous Painters of Symbolism (1885-1910)

  • Gustave Moreau was born in Paris His father, Louis Jean Marie Moreau, was an architect, who recognized his talent. His mother was Adele Pauline des Mouthier. Moreau initially studied under the guidance of Francois-Eduard Picot His first painting was a  Piat’a which is now located in the cathedral at Angouleme He showed A Scene from the Song of Songs and The Death of Darius in the Salon of 1853. In 1853 he contributed Athenians with the Minotaur and Moses Putting off his Sandals within Sight of the Promised Land to the Great Exhibition.
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