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Gustave Moreau

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Gustave Moreau (April 6, 1826April 18, 1898) was a French Symbolist painter. He was born and died in Paris.

Moreau's main focus was the illustration of Christian and mythological figures. As a painter of literary ideas rather than visual images, his images appealed to the imagination of some Symbolist writers and artists, who saw him as the precursor to their movement.

He became professor at cole des Beaux-Arts of Paris in 1891 and counted among his many students the fauvist painters Henri Matisse and Georges Rouault.

He is buried in Paris at the Cimetire de Montmartre.

The "Muse Gustave Moreau" at 14, rue de la Rochefoucauld (IXe arrondissement) in Paris is one of the most extravagant in the city. The museum is in his former workshop, and opened to the public in 1903.

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