Flandrin, Hippolyte Jean

Flandrin, Hippolyte Jean ēpôlēt´ zhäN fläNdrăN´ [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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