Théodore Géricault was a French painter during the early 19th century and was known for two things, horses and his romantic artistic style. One of the few independently wealthy artists I’ve featured, it seems Théodore did as he pleased.
Self Taught Artist
Géricault was a life-long horse lover and found himself fascinated with horses at a young age. He had no formal art education but the first studio he joined was that of Carle Vernet, another equestrian artist. Throughout his life he absorbed the styles of many artists each one contributing a little to his work.
Ironically Géricault was thrown from a horse & several months later died from his injuries.