Artist Birthdays, August 14: CLAUDE JOSEPH VERNET

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CLAUDE JOSEPH VERNET (August 14, 1714 – December 3, 1789)

  • Nationality: French
  • Field: Painting
  • Art Movement: Genre
  • ARTiFact: Part of a family of painters: father Antoine Vernet was a decorative painter; son Carle Vernet was a painter – also born August 14 (in 1758); and grandson  Émile Jean Horace Vernet was a popular military painter.
  • Artist Quote: “Others may know better how to paint the sky, the earth, the ocean; no one knows better than I how to paint a picture.”
  • Important Artwork (shown below): The Shipwreck, 1772.

Claude Joseph Vernet. The Shipwreck. 1772.

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