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Gustave Moreau

1826 - 1898

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Gustave Moreau (French: [mɔʁo]; 6 April 1826 – 18 April 1898) was a French artist and an important figure in the Symbolist movement. Jean Cassou called him "the Symbolist painter par excellence".: 110 p.  He was an influential forerunner of symbolism in the visual arts in the 1860s, and at the height of the symbolist movement in the 1890s, he was among the most significant painters. Art historian Robert Delevoy wrote that Moreau "brought symbolist polyvalence to its highest point in Jupiter and Semele.": 147 p.  He was a prolific artist who produced over 15,000 paintings, watercolors, and drawings. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gustave Moreau has received more than 716,455 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia. Gustave Moreau is the 117th most popular painter (down from 102nd in 2019), the 345th most popular biography from France (down from 308th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular French Painter.

Gustave Moreau is most famous for his paintings of scenes from the Bible and from Greek mythology.

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Among painters, Gustave Moreau ranks 117 out of 1,421Before him are Antonio da Correggio, Giorgio de Chirico, Bronzino, Annibale Carracci, Mary Cassatt, and Pieter Brueghel the Younger. After him are Umberto Boccioni, Apelles, Arnold Böcklin, Mark Rothko, Jan Steen, and Charles Le Brun.

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Among people born in 1826, Gustave Moreau ranks 4Before him are Bernhard Riemann, Carlo Collodi, and Eugénie de Montijo. After him are Charles XV of Sweden, Ludwig Minkus, Wilhelm Liebknecht, Frederick I, Grand Duke of Baden, Stanislao Cannizzaro, Armand David, Zénobe Gramme, and Frederic Edwin Church. Among people deceased in 1898, Gustave Moreau ranks 5Before him are Otto von Bismarck, Empress Elisabeth of Austria, Lewis Carroll, and Stéphane Mallarmé. After him are Charbel Makhlouf, Eugène Boudin, Louise of Hesse-Kassel, Ivan Shishkin, Johann Jakob Balmer, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, and John Newlands.

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In France

Among people born in France, Gustave Moreau ranks 345 out of 6,011Before him are Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis (1792), Elisabeth of France (1602), Raymond Poincaré (1860), Charles, Count of Valois (1270), Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908), and Jean Arp (1886). After him are Jeanne d'Albret (1528), Joseph Marie Jacquard (1752), Marguerite de Navarre (1492), Roger Martin du Gard (1881), Paul Ricœur (1913), and James I of Aragon (1208).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, Gustave Moreau ranks 32Before him are Berthe Morisot (1841), Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684), Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (1755), Claude Lorrain (1600), William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825), and Georges de La Tour (1593). After him are Charles Le Brun (1619), Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin (1699), Odilon Redon (1840), Robert Delaunay (1885), Fernand Léger (1881), and Jean Fouquet (1420).