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Théodore Géricault
Date: 1791 - 1824
Remarks: Theodore Gericault (1791-1824) was an important figure in the French Romantic movement. Though trained in the British tradition of sporting paintings, he aspired to create monumental historical paintings. He was influenced by Rubens, and also by his mentors Baron Antoine Jean Gros and Carle Vernet. His great admiration of Italian Renaissance artists, particularly Michelangelo, is also apparent in his work, especially in the monumental figures of the Raft of the Medusa. (Encyclopædia Britannica)