Léon Cogniet

1794-1880 France-Romanticism

 

Brief Biography-Léon Cogniet studied under Pierre Narcisse Guérin along with Théodore Géricault and Eugene Delacroix. He entered the French Academy in Rome after wining the Prix de Rome in 1816.

His most noted works were painting on the ceilings of the Louvre. In his later life, he gave up painting and committed all his time to teaching. He became a Professor at the École des Beaux-arts before retiring to a quiet life.

 

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cogniet in his room
at the villa medici

cogniet in his room at the villa medici

rebecca and sir brian
de bois guilbert

rebecca and sir brian de bois guilbert

maria duquesa di
galliera with her son

maria duquesa di galliera with her son filippo

massacre of the
innocents

massacre of the innocents

helen rescued by
castor and pollux

 helen rescued by castor and pollux


self portrait

self portrait


the brigand's wife

the brigand's wife

the egyptian
expedition

the egyptian expedition