Jean-Andre Rixens (1846-1925)
Victorian Orientalist painter Jean-Andre Rixens was a historical and portrait painter. He was 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 1925.
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