Flandrin, Hippolyte Jean

Flandrin, Hippolyte Jean ēpôlētˈ zhäN fläNdrăNˈ [key] 1809–64, French painter; student and follower of Ingres. Influenced by the primitivism of Giotto, he is best known for his religious paintings, such as St. Clair Curing the Blind (1837; cathedral, Nantes); his decorations for the Church of St. Séverin, Paris; and his frescoes for Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris. He was also a fine portraitist.

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