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Eugène Delacroix
(1798 - 1863)



"Always use the sketch to feel your way, and go ahead confidently when it comes to executing the picture."
- Excerpt from Delacroix's journal, 10 August 1850

Eugène Delacroix
Self-Portrait, 1837

Delacroix is classified by scholars as the greatest painter of the French Romantic movement; a school characterised by its sweeping, dramatic scenes.
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