Eugène Delacroix

1798 Born at Charenton-Saint-Maurice near Paris, the son of Charles Delacroix who was Ministre Plénipotentiaire to the Hague.

1816 Delacroix enters the Ecole des Beaux-Arts.

1822 Dante and Virgil is accepted at the Salon and causes a sensation.

1824 The huge canvas Massacres at Chios is exhibited at the Salon and is purchased by the state.

1825 Visits England where he meets Thomas Lawrence and David Wilkie.

1827 The Death of Sardanapulus becomes a pivotal work of the Romantic movement.

1832 Visits North Africa and Spain – providing inspiration for the rest of his life.

1833 Commissioned to undertake murals in the Palais-Bourbon (now the Assemblée Nationale).

1834 Completes Women of Algiers in their Apartment.

1840s Engaged with the decoration of the Palais-Bourbon. Spends more time away from Paris often in the company of Chopin and George Sand.

1850 Begins work on mural decorations in St Sulpice, Paris.

1863 Dies in Paris


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Eugène Delacroix - Selected Works

1824 Massacre at Chios, Paris, Musée du Louvre

1827 The Death of Sardanapalus, Philadelphia Museum of Art

1830 Liberty Leading the People, Paris, Musée du Louvre

1838 Fanatics of Tangier, Minneapolis Institute of Art

1855 Lion Hunt, Stockholm, Nationalmuseum,

Eugène Delacroix - Featured Paintings

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