Corot, Camille

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Portrait of Camille Corot (click to view image source)
Camille Corot
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Corot, Camille Gender: M
born on 16 July 1796 at 01:30 (= 01:30 AM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Qauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 24°06' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 10°25 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 17°02'


French landscape painter.

Corot was apprenticed to a draper, but hated commercial life and despised what he called its "business tricks", yet he faithfully remained in it until he was twenty-six, when his father at last consented to his adopting the profession of art. Corot learned little from his masters. He visited Italy on three occasions: two of his Roman studies are now in the Louvre. He was a regular contributor to the Paris Salon during his lifetime, and in 1846 was decorated with the cross of the Legion of Honor. He was promoted to officer in 1867. His many friends considered nevertheless that he was officially neglected, and in 1874, only a short time before his death, they presented him with a gold medal.

He died 22 February 1875, Paris.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Qauquelin, vol 4


  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist