Carolus-Duran (kärôlüsˈ-düräNˈ) [key], 1837–1917, French painter whose original name was Charles Auguste Émile Durand. He was influenced by Courbet and studied in Lille and Paris. In 1861 he won a pension and traveled in Italy and Spain. Best known as the teacher of many famous painters (including Sargent), he became the director of the Académie de France à Rome in 1905. The Louvre has many of his portraits. His study of Mrs. William Astor is in the Metropolitan Museum.
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