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I hope to live all my life for my art, without abandoning my principles one iota, without... having painted as much as you can cover with your hand, to please somebody or in order to sell the picture more easily.  - Gustave Courbet
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Born: June 10, 1819

Died: December 31, 1877 (aged 58)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Artist

Bio: Jean Désiré Gustave Courbet was a French painter who led the Realist movement in 19th-century French painting. The Realist movement bridged the Romantic movement with the Barbizon School and the Impressionists. Courbet occupies an important place in 19th century French painting as an innovator and as an artist willing to make bold social commentary in his work.

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