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1) Theodore Chasseriau, born in El Limon, Samana, Santo Domingo on September 20, 1819 to October 8, 1856 (age 37), was a Dominican-born French Romantic painter.
2) He was noted for his portraits, historical & religious paintings, allegorical murals, & Orientalist images inspired by his travels to Algeria. His many portrait drawings are close in style to Ingres.
3) Early in his career he painted in a Neoclassical style close to his teacher Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, but in his later works he was strongly influenced by the Romantic style of Eugene Delacroix.
4) He painted a portrait at age of 15 of Prosper Marilhat, makes Theodore Chasseriau the youngest painter exhibited at the Louvre museum. His most monumental work was his decoration on Cour des Comptes.
5) His work had a significant impact on the style of Puvis de Chavannes and Gustave Moreau. Through those artists' influence, Paul Gauguin and Henri Matisse. There is a Paris a Society for the painter.
6) Works of Chasseriau are in the Musee du Louvre where a room is dedicated to him. There are also collections in the U.S. (New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Detroit, Rhode Island, L.A., and Chicago).
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