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Gustave Courbet

Remembering Gustave Courbet, the fore-runner of the Realism Movement, on his birthday

Jean Désiré Gustave Courbet, a painter who led the Realism movement in 19th-century French painting was born on this day, June 10, 1819. His works were to later influence the Impressionists and the Cubists. Born in a family that strongly held anti-monarchical sentiments, he grew up to be a politically active individual, and this attitude …

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