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Jean-Paul Laurens
Nationality: 
french
Gender: 
Male
Birth Date: 
1838
Birth Place: 
Fourquevaux
Death Date: 
1921
A renowned history painter and sculptor in the Aacdemic style. Painted numerous works on commission to the French Third Republic, including the vault of the Paris City hall, a series on the life of Saint Genevieve in the Pantheon, and the ceiling of the Theatre Odeon. Taught at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts. Among his pupils were Segonzac and Barbier.