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Jean Legros, a French painter, died in Saint-Germain-en-Laye
A pupil of Hyacinthe Rigaud, he practiced as a portrait painter; his "morceau de réception" for his admission to the Académie Royale, a formal portrait of the sculptor "Nicolas Coustou", gives a good indication of his rich style and reveals his teacher's influence. -1741

Eugéne Ciceri, a French painter and lithographer, was born in Paris
He was, however, mainly known as a landscape painter and first exhibited at the Salon in 1851. He painted "Landscape", which was executed in the style of Corot and such Barbizon artists as Charles-Francois Daubigny, Jules Dupré, Paul Huet and Narcisse Diaz, whose fluffy brushstroke and buttery impasto he adopted. He also painted several landscapes of Paris, among them a "View of the Moulin de la Galette in Montmartre". -1813

John Gibson, an English sculptor, died in Rome
One of his earliest public works was the monument to "Henry Blundell", which was signed by the firm. He made a copy after Canova's statue of the pugilist "Damoxenos" and under Canova's guidance produced his first original work in Rome, the "Sleeping Shepherd Boy". Gibson's best-known work is the "Tinted Venus", which gained notoriety at the 1862 London International Exhibition. "Venus Mourning the Death of Adonis" is one of his lesser-known works. -1866

George Godwin, an English architect and writer, died in London
Throughout his career he was keenly interested in the practical aspects of architecture, but none of his designs stepped far outside the architectural conventions of the mid-Victorian period. Almost all his work was carried out in the London suburb of Kensington, where he lived and died, starting with the modest Brompton National School (1841-2; destr. 1889-90) and progressing, as the suburb expanded westwards, to the vigorous terraced houses of Redcliffe Square (1869-76). -1888

Jervis McEntee, an American painter, died in Rondout
McEntee's specialty was the sober autumnal and winter landscape shown in "Autumn, Landscape"; he crafted his imagery from recollections of solitary walks taken in the Rondout area to palliate the effects of his own melancholic temperament. Following his sole trip abroad, to Europe, in 1868-9, he occasionally produced Italian subjects, such as the "Ruins of Caesar's Palace", and experimented with figural imagery in the 1870s and 1880s. McEntee exhibited landscapes at the National Academy of Design, New York, almost every year between 1850 and 1890. -1891

Alfredo De Simone, an Uruguayan painter of Italian birth, died in Montevideo
In small oil paintings such as "Suburb", "Street in the Rain" and "City", he rejected all concessions to conventional ideas of beauty and culture, rendering large forms in a heavy impasto applied with a palette knife. -1950

Simon Rrota, an Albanian painter and photographer, died in Shkodër
His one-man exhibition in Shkodër in 1957 and his retrospective exhibition in Tiranë in 1987 included more than 200 easel paintings and hundreds of drawings and sketches in charcoal, ink, watercolor and tempera. Some of his works are: "Young Woman", "Battle of Skanderbeg", "Village Well" and "Lunch Preparations". -1961

Ludwig Gies, a German medallist and sculptor, died in Cologne
He exhibited sculpture with the Munich Secession and was one of the foremost exponents of the German Expressionist group. He won a medal for his participation in World War I. -1966

Erich Heckel, a German painter, printmaker and sculptor, died in Radolfzell, near Konstanz
Heckel drew and painted life models, either in the studio or en plein air, and he furnished his studio with furniture and sculpture he had carved himself and with painted wall hangings. His colored woodcuts from the Brücke years, for example "Reclining Woman", are among the most important prints of the 20th century. A major work from this period is the "Madonna of Ostend". -1970

The Kunstforum in Vienna opened "Cézanne: Finished
Unfinished" -2000


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