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Jean-Antoine Watteau
(1684 - 1721)

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1684 Born 10 October in Valenciennes
1702 Abandoned by Métayer in Paris
1704 Studies under Claude Gillot
1708 Works under Claude Audran (caretaker of the treasures at the Luxembourg Palace)
1709 Competes for Prix de Rome but fails to take first place
1712 Associate member of the Academy
1717 Received by the Academy under the title of "Le Peintre des Fêtes Galantes"
1719 Visits England to consult with Dr Mead about his tuberculosis
1720 Returns to Paris
1721 Dies 18 July at Nogent
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