De·la·croix(də-lä-krwä′), (Ferdinand Victor) Eugène 1798-1863.
French romantic painter known for his vast, dramatic canvases and exuberant use of color, as in The Massacre of Chios (1824) and Liberty Leading the People (1831).
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