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Theodoros Ralli Self Photo
Greek, 1852-1909

Greek-French Painter of Orientalist and Genre Scenes

Théodore Jacques Ralli, also known as Theodorus Rallis, was a distinguished Greek artist whose work transcended borders and captured the essence of the orientalist genre. Born in 1852, Ralli’s artistic journey began in Greece, but his talent soon led him to Paris, the epicenter of the art world in the 19th century. There, he honed his skills and embraced the vibrant art scene, which was teeming with new ideas and diverse influences.

Ralli’s oeuvre is a testament to his versatility as an artist. He was adept at both painting and watercolor, and his skills as a draughtsman were impeccable. His genre works often depicted everyday life, capturing moments that seemed to tell a story frozen in time. His portraits were not just mere representations of individuals; they were character studies that offered a glimpse into the soul of the sitter.

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