Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres aws born on August 29, 1780, in Montauban, France. He became one of the most revered neo-classicist painters of his era. He is known for his mythological studies ("Jupiter and Thetis," "Oedipus and the Sphinx") as well as evocative nudes and portraiture work ("Madame Rivière"). Head of the École des Beaux-Arts and later Rome's French Academy, he died on January 14, 1867.
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