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André Giroux

1801 - 1879

By the time the Paris-based painter André Giroux won the Prix de Rome for historical landscape painting in 1825, he had already been exhibiting his composed, classical landscapes at the Salon for several years. In Rome, where he remained until 1830, he made friends with the young and innovative landscape painters living in the city, including Corot, Edouard Bertin and Léon Fleury. He frequently painted and sketched out of doors with them. Giroux sent many of his oil sketches back to Paris, where one such series of Italian studies won him a first-class medal at the Salon of 1831.