Pierre Joseph Célestin François

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About the artist

Pierre Joseph Célestin François, a Flemish historical, genre, and miniature painter, as well as an etcher, was born at Namur in 1759. He was a pupil of Lens, and travelled in France, Italy, and Germany, but finally established himself at Brussels, where he became a professor in the Academy. His pupils were very numerous, including Navez, Decaisne, Madou, and others. He died in... Read morePierre Joseph Célestin François, a Flemish historical, genre, and miniature painter, as well as an etcher, was born at Namur in 1759.
He was a pupil of Lens, and travelled in France, Italy, and Germany, but finally established himself at Brussels, where he became a professor in the Academy. His pupils were very numerous, including Navez, Decaisne, Madou, and others. He died in 1851.

Amongst his works are:
-Marius sitting on the Ruins of Carthage. (Brussels Gallery.)
-A Physician consulted by two old Women. (Haarlem Museum.)
-The Assumption. (Ghent Academy.)

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