Paul Gustave DORE (Dor Paul Gustave)( French graphic artist and painter)
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Biography Paul Gustave DORE (Dor Paul Gustave)
Born January 6, 1832 in Strasbourg. Dora is one of the most famous and prolific illustrators of the second half of the 19. Already at the age of four years, he displayed remarkable artistic talent, and when he was 11 years old, tried his hand at lithography. In 1847, Dora came to study in Paris, and in 1848 signed a contract with the 'Journal pour DM' ( 'Journal pour rire'). Under this contract, the artist had to provide weekly one-lithography. Woodcuts by Rabelais' Gargantua and Pantagruel (1854) and mischievous stories (1855) Balzac brought him fame. Dore illustrated many other works, such as the Wandering Jew (1856) Eugene Sue, Hell (1861), Dante, Cervantes' Don Quixote, Paradise Lost (1866) Milton. Widely known for his illustrations to the Bible (1856). Pseudo-style of Dora, with a careful study of details, reflects the artistic taste of the era. Dora, died Jan. 23, 1883.