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Eugène Delacroix, French Romantic painter, dies in Paris, aged sixty-five

Eugene Delacroix, "Liberty Leading the People," 1830, lithograph
08/13/1863
Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix was born in April 26,1798 near Paris and became the undisputed leader of the French Romantic School of painting.  His most celebrated painting "Liberty Leading the People" was completed in 1830.  He was a founder member of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts a year before his death.  In poor health for much of his later life, he died in Paris and was buried at the Père Lachaise Cemetery. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Eugene Delacroix," Atlantic Monthly, December 1863, p. 728. 

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