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Gustave Doré

French printmaker, painter, and sculptor

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Best known for his illustrations of epic literature, such as those by Dante, Cervantes, Hugo, and Milton, as well as contemporary texts, such as those by Balzac. In 1872, he began to record the conditions of London slums. These engravings are rich in dramatic detail and show a harsh and nightmarish world. His work influenced that of Van Gough and later, the Symbolists. French artist.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500013657.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Gustave Doré:

Gustave Doré Danse Religieuse de Nègres. Culte à la lune, ca. 1850-1860 Color lithograph
Gustave Doré The Death of Gérard de Nerval (La Rue de la Vieille Lanterne, La Mort de Gérard de Nerval), 1855 Lithograph on China paper laid down
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