Artist Birthdays December 21 – THOMAS COUTURE
THOMAS COUTURE (December 21, 1815 – March 30, 1879)
- Nationality: French
- Field: Painting
- Art Movement: Academicism
- ARTiFact: He was a pupil of Gros and Delaroche; conversely, Manet was his best-known pupil, and others included Puvis de Chavannes and Fantin-Latour.
- Artist Quote: “Knowing how to paint and to use one’s colors rightly has not any connection with originality. This originality consists in properly expressing your own impressions.”
- Notable Artwork (shown below): The Romans of the Decadence, 1847.