Claude Lorrain (also Claude Gellee or Le Lorrain) (Lorraine, c. 1600 - Rome, 21 or 23 November 1682) was an artist of the Baroque era who was active in Italy, and is admired for his achievements in landscape painting. (16 December [O.S. 4 December] 1866 - 13 December 1944) was a French painter, printmaker and art theorist. One of the most famous 20th-century artists, he is credited with painting the first modern abstract works.

Lorrain was born in 1604 or 1605 into poverty in the town of Chamagne, Vosges in Lorraine - then the Duchy of Lorraine, an independent state until 1766. He was one of five children. His actual name was Claude Gellee, but he is better known by the province in which he was born. Orphaned by age of twelve, he went to live at Freiburg with an elder brother, Jean Gellee, a woodcarver. He afterwards went to Rome to seek a livelihood and then to Naples, where he apprenticed for two years, from 1619 to 1621, under Goffredo (Gottfried) Wals. He returned to Rome in April 1625 and was apprenticed to Augustin Tassi. He got into a fight with Leonaert Bramer.

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View of the Campo Vaccino, Rome, 1636 - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
View of the Campo Vaccino, Rome, 1636
An Italianate evening landscape with a shepherd and... - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
An Italianate evening landscape with a shepherd and...
Apollo flaying Marsyas - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Apollo flaying Marsyas
A Seaport at Sunrise 1674 - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
A Seaport at Sunrise 1674
Hagar and Ishmael in the Desert - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Hagar and Ishmael in the Desert
Landscape with Aeneas at Delos, 1672 - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Landscape with Aeneas at Delos, 1672
An extensive Mediterranean landscape with a tower and... - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
An extensive Mediterranean landscape with a tower and...
Seaport at Sunset - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Seaport at Sunset
The Expulsion of Hagar 1668 - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
The Expulsion of Hagar 1668
Landscape with Apollo and Mercury - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Landscape with Apollo and Mercury
A Mediterranean harbour with shipping and merchants... - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
A Mediterranean harbour with shipping and merchants...
Arrival of Aeneas in Italy, the Dawn of the Roman Empire - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Arrival of Aeneas in Italy, the Dawn of the Roman Empire

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