Antoine Dominique Magaud

Painter, born Marseilles, France, 1817; died there, 1899. A distinguished director of the Ecole des Beaux Arts in his native city, he excelled in mural decoration. His masterpiece is the glorification of Christian civilization in the historical gallery of the Marseilles Religious Association. Of the fifteen great mural paintings which comprise the work, one represents the landing of Columbus, and one shows Alessandro Volta mindful of God in his laboratory.

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