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 the Repentant Magdalene - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Landscape with the Repentant Magdalene
Coast Scene with the Rape of Europa 1667 - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Coast Scene with the Rape of Europa 1667
Landscape at Dusk - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Landscape at Dusk
Landscape with the arrival of Aeneas at Pallanteum... - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Landscape with the arrival of Aeneas at Pallanteum...
A landscape with Psyche before the Palace of Love - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
A landscape with Psyche before the Palace of Love
Landscape with Apollo guarding the Cattle of Admetus... - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Landscape with Apollo guarding the Cattle of Admetus...
Italian landscape - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Italian landscape
A classical landscape with wine makers and other figures... - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
A classical landscape with wine makers and other figures...
Apollo and Mercury - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
Apollo and Mercury
The Dance Of The Seasons - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
The Dance Of The Seasons
A wooded river landscape with a waterfall beneath a... - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
A wooded river landscape with a waterfall beneath a...
River landscape with Goatherd Piping - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org
River landscape with Goatherd Piping

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