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Jean Francois Pierre Peyron

Artist (France)
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A French Neoclassical Painter, Peyron (1744-1814) created an outstanding example of neo-classicism, realizing the ideals of antique beauty, high drama, and civic virtue that characterized Parisian art and culture on the eve of the French Revolution. A first version of his picture, a royal commission exhibited at the Salon of 1787, was eclipsed by the critical success of a Death of Socrates by Peyron’s contemporary and long-standing rival, Jacques-Louis David.