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Gustave Dore (1832-1883)

Nationality - French

Magazines and Newspapers published in - Illustrated London News

Exhibitions - In 1987 a gallery opened in London to display Dore's paintings, and remained open for 25 years before touring the US.

Books - English Bible, Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven, The Works of Lordon, London: A Pilgrimmage, Coldridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Milton's Paradise Lost, Tennyson's The Idylls of the King, The Works of Thomas Hood, and The Divine Comedy.

Biography - Born in Strasbourg, France, Dore had his first illustrated story published at the age of fifteen. Later Dore worked in Paris, receiving commissions to illustrate books by Dante, Balzac, and Rabelais. His fame grew when he was asked to illustrate the works of Lord Byron in 1853. A job illustrating an English Bible followed, and was a great success. This led to his pictures being exhibited in London and the consequent founding of the Dore Gallery in New Bond Street. Further book projects evolved from this.

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