Eugene Delacroix

On this date in 1798, Eugene Delacroix was born in France. The French painter was part of the Romantic movement and was known for such swash-buckling and colorful canvases as "Liberty Leading the People to the Barricades," which marked the Revolution of 1830. One of Delacroix' quieter canvases was a poignant, unfinished portrait of Chopin, which hangs in the Louvre. Biographer E. Moreauy-Nelaton wrote that Delacroix read and agreed with Diderot and Voltaire, and had a secular funeral. (Cited by Joseph McCabe in Dictionary of Modern Rationists, 1920.) D. 1863.

Compiled by Annie Laurie Gaylor

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