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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Coastal landscape with Acis and Galatea, 1657 - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Coastal landscape with Acis and Galatea, 1657
Landscape with the Father of Psyche sacrificing to... - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Landscape with the Father of Psyche sacrificing to...
Idyllic landscape with the flight into Egypt - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Idyllic landscape with the flight into Egypt
Study for a landscape with Psyche and the Palace of... - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Study for a landscape with Psyche and the Palace of...
Pastoral landscape (detail) - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Pastoral landscape (detail)
A Mediterranean coastal landscape at twilight with... - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
A Mediterranean coastal landscape at twilight with...
The Sermon on the Mount 1656 - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
The Sermon on the Mount 1656
A herdsman and two cows - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
A herdsman and two cows
Evening, 1651 - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Evening, 1651
River Landscape with Tiburtine Temple at Tivoli, c... - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
River Landscape with Tiburtine Temple at Tivoli, c...
The Judgement of Paris  1645-46 - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
The Judgement of Paris 1645-46
The Disembarkation of Cleopatra at Tarsus 1642-43 - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
The Disembarkation of Cleopatra at Tarsus 1642-43

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