Jean-Louis André Théodore Géricault was an influential French painter and lithographer, whose best-known painting is The Raft of the Medusa. Although he died young, he was one of the pioneers of the Romantic movement.
Born: September 26, 1791, Rouen, France
Died: January 26, 1824, Paris, France
Periods: Romanticism, Realism
Place of burial: Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France
THÉODORE GÉRICAULT FAMOUS WORKS
- Officer of the Chasseurs charging on horseback (Charging Chasseur) - 1982, The Wounded Cuirassier - 1814, A Horse frightened by Lightning - 1813 - 1814, Anatomical Pieces - 1819, The Raft of the Medusa - 1818 - 1819