Famous French Folks

Famous French Folks

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Camille Claudel
Sculptor
Paul Eluard
Poet
Louis Pasteur
Scientist
Gustave Eiffel
Architect/Engineer
Emile Zola
Novelist and Critic
Jacques Prevert
Poet
Pierre Auguste Renoir
Artist
Marie Curie
Scientist
Antoine de Saint – Exupery
Writer
Albert Camus
Writer
Georges Braque
Artist
Georges Seurat
Artist
Guy de Maupassant
Writer
Maurice Ravel
Musician
Worked in Rodin’s studio
Camille Claudel
Worked in Rodin’s workshop
Camille Claudel
Mentally deranged and paranoid – she accused Rodin of stealing her ideas and plotting to kill her
Camille Claudel
She destroyed most of her statues, but 90 survive
Camille Claudel
Studied art in Paris in 1902
Georges Braque
Invented cubism with Picasso
Georges Braque
Fascinated by light and perspective
Georges Braque
From Algeria – his books take place there
Albert Camus
Journalist with Algerian newspaper
Albert Camus
Nobel peace prize
Albert Camus
L’Etrangere
Albert Camus
Le Petit Prince – read around the world
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
1935 he survived a plane crash
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
1944 – he died in a plane crash
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Discovered radium and polonium
Marie Curie
1st woman to win a Nobel Prize and she won two; one for chemistry and one for physics
Marie Curie
Died of radioactive poisoning
Marie Curie
Considered the greatest French composer of modern age
Maurice Ravel
Bolero – most famous composition
Maurice Ravel
“Music I feel must be emotional first and intellectual second”
Maurice Ravel
Greatest French short story writer
Guy de Maupassant
Hated the Eiffel tower and ate at the restaurant below it so he couldn’t see it
Guy de Maupassant
Committed suicide
Guy de Maupassant
La Maison Tellier
Guy de Maupassant
Pointillism
Georges Seurat
Impressionist
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Le dejeuner des canotiers (Lunch of the Boating Party)
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Screenwriter and poet
Jacques Prevert
Poetry about love, stupidity, hypocrisy and war
Jacques Prevert
Most widely read poet since Victor Hugo
Jacques Prevert
Discovered his poems on scribblings on back of napkins and envelopes
Jacques Prevert
J’accuse
Emile Zola
Dreyfus Affair
army person who was accused of treason but he was tried unfairly and convicted because he was Jewish
Wrote a letter to the president of France that was published in the paper
Emile Zola
Put Zola on trial for writing it
J’accuse
“The truth is on the march and nothing can stop it”
Emile Zola
Designed 1889 for Paris World’s Fair
Eiffel Tower
100th anniversary of the French Revolution
World’s Fair in Paris 1889
Used wind tunnel to test his different designs of architecture
Gustave Eiffel
Did the structural inside of the Statue of Liberty
Gustave Eiffel
Invented vaccine for anthrax and rabies
Louis Pasteur
Discovered process of pasteurization
Louis Pasteur
Pasteurization
Kills bacteria and makes milk safe for humans to drink
Surrealism
abstract art
Commander in the French resistance
Paul Eluard
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Le déjeuner des canotiers (Lunch of the Boating Party)

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La tour Eiffel
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Georges Braque
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Emile Zola
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Georges Seurat