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Alexandre-Marie Colin (1798–1873)

Alexandre-Marie Colin, Faust and Marguerite
Alexandre-Marie Colin, Faust and Marguerite

© RMN / G. Blot

A student of Girodet and a great friend of Delacroix and Bonington, Alexandre-Marie Colin participated in the Paris Salon starting in 1819 until the end of his life, obtaining a second-class medal in 1824 and 1831, and a first-class medal in 1840.

Known as a great portraitist, he portrayed well-known figures (actors wearing the costumes of their roles) and also depicted romantic subjects, views of Italy, and scenes illustrating the struggle for independence in Greece.

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