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Claude Lorrain (Claude Gellee)

Born: 1600 AD
Died: 1682 AD, at 82 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Painters


1600 - Born into poverty in the village of Chamagne

1625 - He returned to Rome in April and was apprenticed to the now-infamous Augustin Tassi.

1627 - Lorrain returned to Rome. Here, two landscapes made for Cardinal Bentivoglio earned him the patronage of Pope Urban VIII.

1637 - He rapidly achieved fame as a painter of landscapes and seascapes.

1682 - Claude, who suffered much from gout, died in Rome at the age of eighty-two, on either 21st November or 23rd November.


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