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Jacques-Louis David

Jacques-Louis David (1748- 1825) was a French Painter Leading the neoclassical style. He painted in the service of royalty and although the King granted him lodging in the Louvre, he became an enthusiastic supporter of the French revolution and served as its  "official" artistic director. After being arrested twice, he changed his political views and joined Napoleon who appointed him as the "First Painter to the Emperor", Upon Napoleon's fall from power,he exiled to Belgium and remained there until his death.