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Born near Paris in 1798 into a distinguished artistic family, Eugene Delacroix had a classical education until age 17, when, he was apprenticed to the history painter Antoine-Jean Gros. Working mainly in Paris, Delacroix exhibited in 1822 in the Paris Salon to great critical acclaim, and in 1830 was appointed head of architectural decoration for the city of Paris.

In 1832 Delacroix traveled in North Africa and Spain which influenced him to produce paintings that are exuberant and lush. In 1833 he received a commission to paint a group of murals at the Palais Bourbon and he spent the later part of his life painting large decorations in palaces, churches and government buildings.

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