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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Odysseus returns Chryseis to Her Father - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Odysseus returns Chryseis to Her Father
Aeneas's Farewell to Dido in Carthago 1676 - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Aeneas's Farewell to Dido in Carthago 1676
Pastoral Landscape (3) - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Pastoral Landscape (3)
Landscape with Dancing Satyrs and Nymphs - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Landscape with Dancing Satyrs and Nymphs
Asclepius Reviving Hippolytus - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Asclepius Reviving Hippolytus
An Italianate Landscape With A Drover And His Dog Driving... - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
An Italianate Landscape With A Drover And His Dog Driving...
Landscape with Apollo and the Muses, 1652 - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Landscape with Apollo and the Muses, 1652
Cattle and Goats drinking by a ruin - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Cattle and Goats drinking by a ruin
A coastal inlet with the embarkation of Carlo and Ubaldo - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
A coastal inlet with the embarkation of Carlo and Ubaldo
Vedute of Delphi with a procession of victims, Detail - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Vedute of Delphi with a procession of victims, Detail
Cattle Ascending A Track Towards The Left - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Cattle Ascending A Track Towards The Left
Imaginary view of Tivoli - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Imaginary view of Tivoli

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