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1) Theodore Gericault, born September 26, 1791 Rouen France, was a painter who exerted a seminal influence on the development of Romantic art in France.

2) Gericault was a dandy and an avid horseman whose dramatic paintings reflect his flamboyant and passionate personality.

3) While in Florence and Rome in 1816, he became fascinated with Michelangelo and Baroque art. His chief project at this time was Race of the Riderless Horse.

4) After returning to France, he drew a group of lithographs on military subjects that are considered among the earliest masterworks in that medium.

5) Disappointed by the reception of The Raft of the Medusa which depicted the aftermath of a contemporary French shipwreck , he took the painting to England in 1820 where he got sucess.

6) Repeated riding accidents and chronic tubercular infections ruined his health, and he died after a long period of suffering. He died at a young age on January 26, 1824, Paris.

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