Claude Lorrain

Artistic period 1651 to 1700

Nationality

French

Birth

1604 (Chamagne)

Death

1682 (Roma)

Biography

Claude Lorrain, also known as Claude Gel(l)ée or Claude Le Lorrain, Italian Claudio di Lorena (* 1600 in Chamagne, Lorraine; † 23. November 1682 in Rome) was a French baroque painter who worked mainly in Rome. He made a major contribution to the development of landscape painting as an independent genre, developing a lyrical-romantic style, which in art history is referred to as "idyllically arcadian" within ideal landscape painting because of its cheerful mood.