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...Charles-Alphonse Dufresnoy was born in Paris in 1611; his father, Mathieu, an apothecary of the rue Saint-Honoré, intended him to study medicine and educated him with a focus on the sciences. The boy learned geometry, anatomy...
...Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture Rome Toulouse Troyes Hilaire Pader was born in Toulouse on 24 February 1617. He was a provincial painter who made a modest contribution to shaping classical doctrine in France. He studied painting...
...Amstel, Cornelis Ploos van Cornelis Ploos van Amstel was born in Weesp (near Amsterdam) in 1726, and died in Amsterdam in 1798. He is known for his large art collection, for his original and idiosyncratic experimentation with reproduction...
...Washington, George Talleyrand-Périgord, Charles Maurice de Morris, Robert Morris, Lewis, Jr. Morris, Gouverneur Jay, John Gouverneur, Sarah Flahaut, Adèle de John Morgan was the main architect of the Philadelphia Medical School, the first...
...A miniature portraitist, painter, and author, Charles Fraser exemplifies the cultural ambitions of antebellum Charleston, South Carolina, which during this period was often hailed as “the Queen of the South.” He was born in Charleston...
...William Strickland was one of the earliest native-born American architects and a major figure in shaping Greek Revival as the architectural style for monumental public buildings in the United States. He was the eldest son...
...Parry, Charles Hubert Hastings Hubert Parry was born in Bournemouth on 27 February 1848 and died in Rustington, near Littlehampton on 7 October 1918. He was educated at Eton, where he studied with Sir George Elvey (organist at St George...
...Thomas Greenleaf, one of the many American printers who came to espouse Enlightenment ideas, learned the printing trade from Isaiah Thomas in Boston. He went on to become a prominent newspaper proprietor, book publisher, and political...
...Pole, William William Pole was born in Birmingham on 22 April 1814 and died in London on 30 December 1900. A scientist and musician, he took his BMus (1860) and DMus (1867) degrees at Oxford while he was Professor of Civil Engineering...
...Roger de Piles was born in Clamecy in Burgundy, on 7 October1635 and died in Paris on 5 April 1709. He was educated by the Jesuits, before moving to Paris to study theology at the Sorbonne. He was interested in painting, which he practised...