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Maurice Quentin de la Tour
(1704 - 1788)

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1704 Born 5 September in Saint-Quentin
1719 Runs away from home
1724 Settles in Paris
1737 Approved by the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture
1738 First exhibits at the Salon (exhibits every year until 1763)
1746 Becomes a member of the Académie Royale
1750 Appointed portraitist to the king
1751 Appointed a council member of the Académie Royale
1776 Endows three student prizes at the Académie Royale
1776 Provides a charity fund for the relief of poor women in childbirth in Saint-Quentin
1777 Sets up fund for old and infirm craftsmen in Saint-Quentin
1782 Establishes an Ecole Royale de Dessin in Saint-Quentin
1784 Retires to Saint-Quentin
1788 Dies 17 February in Saint-Quentin
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