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Charles-Amable Lenoir was a French painter who died in 1880. He was a friend and mentor of William-Adolphe Bouguereau, and is credited with instigating the art movement. His paintings depict mythological and religious scenes and are considered among his most important works. He was awarded the Légion d'honneur and won two Prix de Rome prizes.

He began painting as a child and was accepted to the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris in 1883. He was a student of Eugene Bouguereau's nephew, and later studied at the Academie Julian under the renowned artist Tony Robert-Fleury. After graduating from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Charles-Amable Lenoir first exhibited his paintings at the Paris Salon in 1887. After two years of success, he was promoted to a supervisor's position and saved money for the real art school he had wanted to attend.

Lenoir won the Second Grand Prix de Rome twice, and was subsequently honoured with the Legion of Honor. His earliest paintings were biblical themes. His masterpiece, Jésus et le paralytique, was the winner of the 1889 Second Grand Prix de Rome. He died in Fouras in 1926. In 1937, a monument was erected in Fouras in honor of his work.

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