Eugéne Delacroix (1798-1863) France

Eugene Delacroix was born in 1798 in Paris. He was a prominent figure in the French Romantic School, and with his expressive and colourful style, he was a forerunner for Expressionism. Delacroix was also active as an illustrator for literary works. He opposed the prevailing classicism and worked with both oil and watercolours.
Delacroix studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and spent time in England, where he was inspired by artists such as William Turner and Thomas Lawrence. Delacroix received numerous awards from the French government and his work is represented at the National Museum in Stockholm.