Jean-André Rixens

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Jean-André Rixens (30 November 1846 in Saint-Gaudens – 21 February 1925 in Paris) was a French painter and muralist, notable for his part in the decoration of the Capitole de Toulouse (Salle des Illustres) and of the Hôtel de ville de Paris (Salon des Sciences).

In 1876, Rixens debuted paintings at the Salon, where he won Second and Third Class Medals. In 1889, at the Exposition Universelle, Rixens was awarded a Gold Medal.

Rixens was a historical and portrait painter. Many of his paintings, such as Death of Cleopatra, show the artist's fascination with Orientalism as well as his penchant for the mythological. By 1900, Rixens' paintings had made him a Chevalier of the Legion d'Honneur and a Member of the National Fine Art Society. He died in 1925. [source]