Jean-Andre Rixens (1846-1924)

Victorian Orientalist painter Jean-Andre Rixens was a historical and portrait painter. Hew as born in Saint-Gaudens, France in 1846. In 1876, Rixens debuted paintings at the Salon, where he won Second and Third Class Medals. In 1889, at the Exposition Universelle, Rixens was awarded a Gold Medal.

Rixen s paintings, such as Death of Cleopatra, show the artist s fascination with the Orient, with the panther in the foreground, as well as his penchant for the mythological. By 1900, Rixens paintings had made him a Chevalier of the Legion d Honneur and a Member of the National Fine Art Society. He died in 1924.

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