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date: 26 October 2020

Zola, Émile 

The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists

Ian Chilvers

(b Paris, 2 Apr. 1840; d Paris, 29 Sept. 1902).French writer. One of the greatest novelists of the 19th century, he also wrote outspokenly on social and political issues, and was a significant art critic. Just as his novels deal vividly with contemporary life, so he rejected academic conventions in art and was one of the first supporters of the group who would become known as ... ...

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