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Charles Émile Jacque    (French, 1813-1894)

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1813 Born May 23rd in Paris
1830 Founding and leading member of the “Men of 1830”
1832 Following military service and brief employment as an engraver for the English magazine La Charivari, he made his Salon debut
1848 Wrote a book, Le Poulailler, monographie des poules indigences et exotiques, published in 1848
1849 In effort to avoid the plague in Paris, relocated with his family to the artist’s colony of Barbizon on a property adjoining that of artist Jean-Francois Millet, located on the edge of Fontainbleau Forest
1861 Was given official notice as a painter and began to employ a vigorous style that quickly became popular with patrons in the Lowlands, the British Isles, and the United States
1867 Awarded the Legion d’honneur
1833 - 1870 Contributed paintings every year to the Salon
1894 Referring to himself as “The last of the Romantics,” he outlived most other Barbizon artists nearly to his 81st birthday and died on May 7th
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