- NAME: Jacques-Louis David
- OCCUPATION: Painter
- BIRTH DATE: August 30, 1748
- DEATH DATE: December 29, 1825
- EDUCATION: Collège des Quatre-Nations, Académie Royale (Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture)
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Paris, France
- PLACE OF DEATH: Brussels, Belgium
- Nickname: "Father of the Whole Modern School"
- Full Name: Jacques-Louis David
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Jacques-Louis David was a 19th century painter who is considered to be the principal proponent of the Neoclassical style, which moved art briskly away from the previous Rococo period. His most famous works include "The Death of Marat" and "Napoleon Crossing the Alps."
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Ten years into his exile, he was struck by a carriage, sustaining injuries from which he would never recover.
Jacques-Louis David died on December 29, 1825, in Brussels, Belgium. Because he had participated in the execution of King Louis XVI, David was not allowed to be buried in France, so he was buried at Evere Cemetery in Brussels. His heart, meanwhile, was buried at the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.
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