Antoine-Jean Gros

Antoine-Jean Gros

Antoine-Jean Gros (1771-1835) was known for his contributions to the Romanticism movement and his depictions of Napoleon Bonaparte’s military conquests.

Antoine-Jean Gros Summary:

  • He was Napoleon’s favorite painter and produced several paintings of the emperor himself and his army.
  • His father, a miniature painter, trained him at a young age.
  • He then began his apprenticeship under leading Neoclassicist painter Jacques-Louis David in 1785.
  • Gros drew influence from the works of Peter Paul Reubens and utilizes the same violent brushwork in his paintings.
  • He was the heir of Neoclassicism, but he preferred the fervor of Romanticism.

Antoine-Jean Gros Famous Paintings:

  • Napoleon on the Bridge at Arcole, 17 November 1796 (1796)
  • Napoleon Visiting the Pesthouse at Jaffa (1804)
  • Napoleon on the Battlefield at Eylau, February 1807 (1807)
  • First Consul Bonaparte (1802)
  • The Battle of Abukir (1806)
  • Portrait of Second Lieutenant Charles Legrand (1805-1815)

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