Antoine-Jean Gros, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Antoine-Jean Gros

French painter

Date of Birth: 16-Mar-1771

Place of Birth: Paris, ĂŽle-de-France, France

Date of Death: 25-Jun-1835

Profession: artist, painter

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Antoine-Jean Gros

  • Antoine-Jean Gros (French pronunciation: ?[?~twan??~ g?o]; 16 March 1771 – 25 June 1835), titled as Baron Gros in 1824, was a French painter.
  • His work was in the genres of history and neoclassical painting. Gros studied under Jacques-Louis David in Paris and began an independent artistic career during the French Revolution.
  • Forced to leave France, he moved to Genoa and witnessed the nearby Battle of Arcole (1796).
  • Inspired by an event during the battle, he produced a portrait of the French commander, Napoleon Bonaparte, then a newly promoted general.
  • The portrait brought Gros to public attention and gained the patronage of Napoleon. After travelling with Napoleon's army for several years, he returned to Paris in 1799.
  • Gros produced several large paintings of battles and other events in Napoleon's life.
  • These were mostly in a neoclassical style, but NapolĂ©on on the Battlefield of Eylau adopted a more realistic portrayal of the horrors of war.
  • Gros also painted portraits of officers in the French army and members of French high society.
  • After the fall of Napoleon, he shifted his artistic focus and produced more history paintings, which art historians regard as less impressive than his earlier work.

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