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 560,524 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Gustave Moreau is the 102nd most popular painter (up from 107th in 2019), the 309th most popular biography from France (up from 315th 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 102 out of 1,428Before him are Duccio, Hans Memling, Lili Elbe, Oskar Kokoschka, Canaletto, and Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin. After him are Simone Martini, Guido Reni, Franz Marc, Apelles, Ivan Aivazovsky, and Francis Bacon.

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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, Zénobe Gramme, Armand David, Alexander Afanasyev, Frederick I, Grand Duke of Baden, and Stanislao Cannizzaro. 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 Johann Jakob Balmer, Charbel Makhlouf, Eugène Boudin, Louise of Hesse-Kassel, Ivan Shishkin, William Ewart Gladstone, and Pierre Puvis de Chavannes.

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In France

Among people born in France, Gustave Moreau ranks 309 out of 5,234Before him are Frédéric Mistral (1830), Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1645), Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau (1749), Fernand Braudel (1902), Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908), and Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin (1699). After him are Antonin Artaud (1896), Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (1674), Nicolas Sarkozy (1955), Eugène de Beauharnais (1781), François Hollande (1954), and Paul Valéry (1871).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, Gustave Moreau ranks 32Before him are Berthe Morisot (1841), Paul Signac (1863), Georges de La Tour (1593), Claude Lorrain (1600), William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825), and Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin (1699). After him are Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (1755), Jean Fouquet (1420), Fernand Léger (1881), Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824), Odilon Redon (1840), and Robert Campin (1375).