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Pierre-Henri de Valenciennes

Born: Toulouse, 6 December 1750
Died: Paris, 16 February 1819
Nationality: French
Studies: 

with history painter Jean-Baptiste Despax at art academy in Toulouse; with Gabriel-Francois Doyen (1773, Paris); with Joseph Vernet (1781)

Career: 

1769 – meets patron and influential friend Etienne-François, Duc de Choiseul

1787 – becomes junior member (reçu) of Académie Royale with acceptance of Cicero Uncovering the Tomb of Archimedes (Musée Augustins, Toulouse); exhibits regularly at Salon until his death

1780 – publication of Elémens de perspective pratique a l’usage des artistes (Practical Elements of Perspective for the Use of Artists; Paris)

1812 – Professor of Perspective at Ecole Impériale des Beaux-Arts 

Travels

Italy (1769-73, 1777-85)

Important Artworks: 

Classical Landscape, 1779 (drawing, Cleveland Museum of Art)

Landscape: Storm, 1817 (The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham)