Joseph-Nicolas Robert-Fleury (8 August 1797 – 5 May 1890) was a French painter.
|Died||5 May 1890 (aged 92)|
Born in Cologne, he was sent by his family to Paris, and after travelling in Italy returned to France and made his first appearance at the Salon in 1824; his reputation, however, was not established until three years later, when he exhibited Tasso at the Convent of Saint Onophrius.
Endowed with a vigorous original talent, and with a vivid imagination, especially for the tragic incidents of history, he soon rose to fame, and in 1850 succeeded François Granet as member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts. In 1855, he was appointed professor and in 1863 director of the École des Beaux-Arts, and in the following year he went to Rome as director of the French Academy in that city.
- One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Robert-Fleury, Joseph Nicolas". Encyclopædia Britannica. 23 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 403.
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