Claude-Joseph Vernet (1714-1789) was a French painter known for his landscape and maritime scenes.
Claude-Joseph Vernet Summary:
- Vernet was the son of a decorative painter, Antoine Vernet, who also taught him the basics of painting.
- He trained under acclaimed artists despite not having an affiliation with any art institution.
- He was given a scholarship by his patron to study and paint in Italy.
- Upon his return to Paris, he became part of the French Royal Academy and painted commissions for the court of King Louis XV.
- His son, Carle Vernet, and grandson, Horace Vernet, are also artists.
Claude-Joseph Vernet Famous Paintings:
- The Shipwreck (1772)
- Moonlight (1772)
- Mediterranean Harbor At Sunset (1752)
- A Landscape at Sunset (1773)
- A Sea Shore (1776)
- A Sporting Contest on the Tiber (1750)