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Jean-Francois Raffaëlli (1850-1924)

Jean-François Raffaëlli** was a French** realist painter, sculptor, and printmaker who exhibited with the Impressionists**. He was also active as an actor and writer.
Born in Paris, France April 20, 1850 and died in Paris, France February 11, 1924.
Raffaelli trained in the atelier of Jean-Leon Gerome**, and made his debut at the Salon of 1870. He painted portraits, landscapes and genre scenes, deriving much of his inspiration from the Parisian suburbs.
In 1889 he was made an officer of the Legion of Honor**.