Who is Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot?

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Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot ( KORR-oh, kə-ROH, kor-OH,French: [ʒɑ̃ batist kamij kɔʁo]; July 16, 1796 – February 22, 1875) was a French landscape and portrait painter as without difficulty as a printmaker in etching. He is a pivotal figure in landscape painting and his immense output simultaneously references the Neo-Classical tradition and anticipates the plein-air innovations of Impressionism.

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