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 Apollo and Mercury 1660 - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Landscape with Apollo and Mercury 1660
Landscape with an Imaginary View of Tivoli, 1642 - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Landscape with an Imaginary View of Tivoli, 1642
Landscape with Noli Me Tangere Scene 1681 - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Landscape with Noli Me Tangere Scene 1681
Apollo Guarding the Herds of Admetus 1654 - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Apollo Guarding the Herds of Admetus 1654
Paesaggio Con Pastori - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Paesaggio Con Pastori
Classical river scene with a view of a town - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Classical river scene with a view of a town
The Voyage of Jacob - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
The Voyage of Jacob
The Grand Canal, Venice - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
The Grand Canal, Venice
The Siege of La Rochelle by Louis XIII (1601-43) October... - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
The Siege of La Rochelle by Louis XIII (1601-43) October...
Apollo and the Muses on Mount Helion (Parnassus) 1680 - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Apollo and the Muses on Mount Helion (Parnassus) 1680
Landscape - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Landscape
Landscape with Ascanius Shooting the Stag of Sylvia... - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Landscape with Ascanius Shooting the Stag of Sylvia...

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