Eugene Delacroix (1798 -1863) by Philip Scott Johnson
Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix (26 April 1798 – 13 August 1863) was a French Romantic artist regarded from the outset of his career as the leader of the French Romantic school. Delacroix's use of expressive brushstrokes and his study of the optical effects of colour
profoundly shaped the work of the Impressionists, while his passion for
the exotic inspired the artists of the Symbolist movement.