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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Apollo and the Muses on Mount Helion (Parnassus) 1680 - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Apollo and the Muses on Mount Helion (Parnassus) 1680
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...
The Grand Canal, Venice - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
The Grand Canal, Venice
Odysseus returns Chryseis to Her Father - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Odysseus returns Chryseis to Her Father
Landscape with Ascanius Shooting the Stag of Sylvia... - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Landscape with Ascanius Shooting the Stag of Sylvia...
A goatherd by Arcadian ruins - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
A goatherd by Arcadian ruins
Landscape with cattle and goats crossing a bridge - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Landscape with cattle and goats crossing a bridge
Imaginary view of Tivoli - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Imaginary view of Tivoli
Aeneas and Dido in Carthage 1675 - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Aeneas and Dido in Carthage 1675
Statue of Venus in the Garden of the Villa Medici,... - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Statue of Venus in the Garden of the Villa Medici,...
Asclepius Reviving Hippolytus - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Asclepius Reviving Hippolytus
St. Philip Baptising the Eunuch, 1677 - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
St. Philip Baptising the Eunuch, 1677

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