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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Landscape with Hagar and the Angel, 1646 - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Landscape with Hagar and the Angel, 1646
A Seaport, 1639 - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
A Seaport, 1639
Landscape with Abraham Expelling Hagar and Ishmael... - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Landscape with Abraham Expelling Hagar and Ishmael...
Morning - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Morning
Port Scene with the Departure of Ulysses from the Land... - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Port Scene with the Departure of Ulysses from the Land...
Port Scene with the Villa Medici 1637 - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Port Scene with the Villa Medici 1637
Italianate Landscape with a Goatherd Piping to his... - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Italianate Landscape with a Goatherd Piping to his...
Ulysses Returns Chryseis to her Father 1648 - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Ulysses Returns Chryseis to her Father 1648
Italian Coastal Landscape 1642 - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Italian Coastal Landscape 1642
Landscape with Apollo and Mercury 1660 - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Landscape with Apollo and Mercury 1660
Landscape with Noli Me Tangere Scene 1681 - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Landscape with Noli Me Tangere Scene 1681
Landscape with an Imaginary View of Tivoli, 1642 - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Landscape with an Imaginary View of Tivoli, 1642

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