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Carolus-Duran

Carolus-Duran krls-drN [key], 1837?1917, French painter whose original name was Charles Auguste mile Durand. He was influenced by Courbet and studied in Lille and Paris. In 1861 he won a pension and traveled in Italy and Spain. Best known as the teacher of many famous painters (including Sargent), he became the director of the Acadmie de France Rome in 1905. The Louvre has many of his portraits. His study of Mrs. William Astor is in the Metropolitan Museum.

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