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Louis Anquetin

1861 - 1932

Born in Etr├ępagny in the Eure region, Anquetin moved to Paris in 1882, where he studied under Bonnat and Cormon. In 1887 he and Emile Bernard devised Cloisonnism, a method of painting characterised by strong black lines enclosing flat areas of colour. After a period spent painting scenes of contemporary Parisian life, he turned in the mid-1890s to the study of the Old Masters, especially Rubens.