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Gustave DORÉ

French Gustave DORÉ

born Paul Gustave Louis Christophe DORÉ

French artist, printmaker, illustrator and sculptor

Source :  Christophe GILBERT

Born: on January 06, 1832 in Strasbourg, France
Died: on January 23, 1883 in Paris, France


Biography

Doré was born in Strasbourg on 6 January 1832. By age five, he was a prodigy troublemaker, playing pranks that were mature beyond his years. Seven years later, he began carving in cement. At the age of fifteen Doré began his career working as a caricaturist for the French paper Le Journal pour rire, and subsequently went on to win commissions to depict scenes from books by Rabelais, Balzac, Milton and Dante.

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