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Two Martyred Deaths and a Crossing

French painter Jacques-Louis David, was born into a prosperous French family in Paris on 30 August, 1748. When he was nine, his father was killed in a duel and his mother left him with his well-off architect uncles. They saw … Continue reading

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To Obey or Isabey — That is the Question

French artist Jean-Baptiste Isabey, like Max Ernst; is another artist who has both happy and sad anniversaries during the month of April.  Isabey was born in Nancy, France, on 11 April 1767; and died on 18 April, 1855. At the … Continue reading

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