Rodolfo Amoedo (born in Salvador, Bahia on December 11, 1857;
died in Rio de Janeiro on May 31, 1941) was a Brazilian history
painter. He began his career as an artist in 1873 as a student of
Victor Meirelles. In 1878 he won the first prize at the Brazilian
Academy, which allowed him to travel to Paris, where he lived from
1879 to 1887 studying at the École des Beaux Arts. He was a pupil of
Alexandre Cabanel and also worked with Paul-Jacques-Aimé Baudry. He
was a professor and later director of the Brazilian Academy, renamed
School of Fine Arts ou Escola Nacional de Belas Artes at the fall of
the Brazilian Empire. His students include Eliseu Visconti. He died
forgotten and so poor his friends had to help the widow pay for his
funeral. His paintings still hang at the National Museum Museu
Nacional de Belas Artes in Rio de Janeiro.
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