Jacques Louis David ( * 1748 † 1825 )

Jacques Louis David

Jacques-Louis David

Jacques-Louis David - A French history painter from Brussels (1748 - 1825) 


Jacques Louis David, born on August 30 in Brussels, devoted his artistic work to antiquity and was a typical representative of classicism. He was the court painter of the French royal family and he later became a member of the French Academy. 

David was a politically active person who was involved in the fall of Robespierre. Later, he worshiped Napoleon and he painted for him. But with the demise of Napoleon, he was labeled as "regicide", which costed him the expulsion from the Academy of Arts and was exile back to Brussels. 

Jacques Louis David died on December 29, 1825. He was buried in Brussels, but his heart remains in a Paris cemetery. 

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