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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Evening, 1651 - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Evening, 1651
Landscape with Hagar and the Angel, 1646 - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Landscape with Hagar and the Angel, 1646
The Judgement of Paris  1645-46 - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
The Judgement of Paris 1645-46
Landscape with Abraham Expelling Hagar and Ishmael... - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Landscape with Abraham Expelling Hagar and Ishmael...
Port Scene with the Villa Medici 1637 - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Port Scene with the Villa Medici 1637
Morning - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Morning
Italian Coastal Landscape 1642 - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Italian Coastal Landscape 1642
Italianate Landscape with a Goatherd Piping to his... - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Italianate Landscape with a Goatherd Piping to his...
Wooded Landscape with a Brook, 1630 - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Wooded Landscape with a Brook, 1630
The Rest on the Flight into Egypt - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
The Rest on the Flight into Egypt
An Artist Studying Nature - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
An Artist Studying Nature
Ulysses Returns Chryseis to her Father 1648 - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Ulysses Returns Chryseis to her Father 1648

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