Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825) is considered the most prominent painter of the Neoclassical style in 18th century France.
Jacques-Louis David Summary:
- David was the official painter of the court of the Napoleonic Empire.
- Despite his classical and historical scenes, he was also known as a great portraitist.
- He studied classical literature and drawing and trained under painters with Greco-Roman tastes.
- He created propaganda during the early years of the French Revolution.
- David was sent to Brussels for exile after the fall of Napoleon in 1815.
Jacques-Louis David Famous Paintings:
- Oath of the Horatii (1784)
- The Death of Socrates (1787)
- Death of Marat (1793)
- Napoleon Crossing the Alps (1805)
- The Coronation of Napoleon (1807)
- Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries (1812)