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PHILIPPOTEAUX, Paul, artist, born in Paris, France, 27 January, 1846. He was educated at the College Henri IV. and at the Ecole des beaux arts in Paris, also studying art in the studios of his father, Felix Philippoteaux, Leon Cogniet, and Alexander Cabanal. Mr. Philippoteaux made numerous sketches for Guizot's "History of France " and for the works of Alphonse Daudet, Alexandre Dumas, and Jules Verne. He was associated with his father in the production of the cyclorama of the "Siege of Paris," originally exhibited in Paris, and in 1883 he produced "The Battle of Gettysburg," which was shown in Chicago, and was the first cy-clorama of the civil war that was made. This was one of the earliest paintings of this description to be made, and was produced by means of photography. The locality to be represented is first visited and from an elevated structure sweeping the entire horizon a series of photographs are taken, giving a continuous view of the place. These are then adjusted by pasting together the ends of the photographs, and the panorama becomes a cyclorama, affording an accurate guide for the enlargement on the grand scale contemplated for the painting. After it is mounted, in the foreground of the picture real grass, shrubs, figures, and other appliances are skilfully blended with the middle distance, so that it is impossible with the unaided eye to determine where one ends and the other begins. He has made copies of this painting for exhibition in Boston, Philadelphia, and New York, and also executed the cycloramas of" Tel-el-Kebir" for London, "Plevna" for St. Petersburg, and "The Falls of Niagara" for London. Besides making many other paintings of historical subjects, he was commissioned by the French government in 1872 to produce a" Resurrection of Christ," and he completed in 1888 thirty large paintings that represent scenes in the life of General Grant, and are on exhibition in Boston. At present he is engaged on a small painting of the "Cavalry Charge of Sheridan" at Five Forks. This painting will be followed by others illustrating the deeds of famous generals. His other paintings include "Retour d'un pardon" (1864) ; "Vannenses" (1865) ; "Marche en Bretagne " (1865); "Scene d'invasion" (1866)--all of which were exhibited at the Paris salon.
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