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Gustave Courbet
French painter, founder of the Realism, born in Ornans of France, studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Paris and the Academy of Fine Arts in Besançon. He devoted himself to painting of only the subjects that he could see, advocating that art should be based on reality and opposed Whitewash life. He linked his creation with the revolutionary movement of the French people and led the Realist movement of French painting in 19th century, which had a great influence on later Impressionist and Cubist painters.
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