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was a French historical and portrait painter.
Cogniet was born in Paris
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. In 1812, he entered the École des Beaux-Arts
École des Beaux-Arts refers to a number of influential art schools in France. The most famous is the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, now located on the left bank in Paris, across the Seine from the Louvre, in the 6th arrondissement. The school has a history spanning more than 350 years,...
in Paris, where he studied under Pierre-Narcisse Guérin
Pierre-Narcisse, baron Guérin was a French painter.-Biography:Guérin was born in Paris.A pupil of Jean-Baptiste Regnault, he carried off one of the three grands prix offered in 1796, in consequence of the competition not having taken place since 1793...
at the same time as Delacroix
Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix was a French Romantic artist regarded from the outset of his career as the leader of the French Romantic school...
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. In 1817 he won the Prix de Rome
The Prix de Rome was a scholarship for arts students, principally of painting, sculpture, and architecture. It was created, initially for painters and sculptors, in 1663 in France during the reign of Louis XIV. It was an annual bursary for promising artists having proved their talents by...
and was a resident at the Villa Medici
The Villa Medici is a mannerist villa and an architectural complex with a garden contiguous with the larger Borghese gardens, on the Pincian Hill next to Trinità dei Monti in Rome, Italy. The Villa Medici, founded by Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany and now property of the French...
from 1817 to 1822. His first picture of note was Marius among the Ruins of Carthage
(1824). He decorated several ceilings in the Louvre and the Halle de Godiaque in the Hôtel de Ville, Paris
The Hôtel de Ville |City Hall]]) in :Paris, France, is the building housing the City of Paris's administration. Standing on the place de l'Hôtel de Ville in the city's IVe arrondissement, it has been the location of the municipality of Paris since 1357...
, and a chapel in the church of Madeleine. At first he painted in classical style, but later adopted the methods of the Romanticists.
He died in Paris in 1880.
- La Garde nationale de Paris part pour l’armée, Septembre 1792 (The Paris National Guard on its way to the Army, September 1792)
- Tintoretto painting his Dead Daughter
- Scenes of July 1830
- Maréchal Maison
- Louis Philippe
- M. de Crillon
Among his numerous students were:
- Louis-Ernest Barrias
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- Léon Bonnat
Léon Joseph Florentin Bonnat was a French painter.He was born in Bayonne, but from 1846 to 1853 he lived in Madrid, where his father owned a bookshop. While tending his father's shop, he copied engravings of works by the Old Masters, developing a passion for drawing...
- Adolphe-Félix Cals
Adolphe-Félix Cals was a French portrait, genre, and landscape painter.-Life and work:Cals initially trained as an engraver under Jean-Louis Anselin, then went on to study art at the atelier of Léon Cogniet...
- Pierre Auguste Cot
Pierre Auguste Cot was a French painter of the Academic Classicism school.-Biography:He was born in Bédarieux, Hérault and initially studied at l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Toulouse before going to Paris. He studied under Leon Cogniet, Alexandre Cabanel and William-Adolphe Bouguereau...
- Charles Olivier De Penne
- Alfred Dedreux
- Alfred Dehodencq
Alfred Dehodencq was a French painter born in Paris. He was known for his vivid oil paintings depicting slices of life in the world around him.-Life :...
- Armand Gautier
- Jean-Paul Laurens
Jean-Paul Laurens , was a French painter and sculptor, and one of the last major exponents of the French Academic style.Born in Fourquevaux, he was a pupil of Léon Cogniet and Alexandre Bida...
- Jules Joseph Lefebvre
Jules Joseph Lefebvre was a French figure painter.Lefebvre entered the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in 1852 and was a pupil of Léon Cogniet. He won the prestigious Prix de Rome in 1861. Between 1855 and 1898, he exhibited 72 portraits in the Paris Salon...
- Evariste Vital Luminais
- Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta
Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta was a Spanish realist painter.He studied painting under his father, Federico de Madrazo, and at the School of the Beaux Arts in Madrid. He was born in Rome, but after 1860 he lived mostly in Paris, where he studied under Léon Cogniet...
- Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier
Jean-Louis Ernest Meissonier was a French Classicist painter and sculptor famous for his depictions of Napoleon, his armies and military themes. He documented sieges and manoeuvres and was the teacher of Édouard Detaille.-Biography:Ernest Meissonier was born at Lyon...
- Anna Lea Merritt
- Adrien Moreau
Adrien Moreau was a French genre and historical painter, sculptor and illustrator.Moreau was born in Troyes in Aube départment. He began his artistic training as an apprentice glassmaker, but left for Paris to study at the École des Beaux-Arts under Léon Cogniet and Isidore Pils...
- Charles Louis Lucien Muller
- Victor Nehlig
Victor Nehlig was a French painter.- Life :Born in Paris in 1830, Nehlig studied painting under Léon Cogniet and Abel de Pujol. In 1850, he moved to the United States, where he would live and work for the next 22 years, interrupted only by a brief stay in Havana, Cuba...
- Henri Félix Emmanuel Philippoteaux
Henri Félix Emmanuel Philippoteaux was a French artist. He was born in Paris, France, studied art at the studio of Leon Cogniet, and first exhibited his work at the Paris Salon of 1833....
- Dominique Louis Papety
- Henryk Rodakowski
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- Tony Robert-Fleury
Tony Robert-Fleury was a French painter.He was born just outside Paris, and studied under his father Joseph-Nicolas Robert-Fleury and under Delaroche and Léon Cogniet....