Membre de la légion d'honneur, Professeur, et un des administrateurs du Muséum royal d'histoire naturelle. Né a Tilburg, le 23 mars 1746. Elu en 1795.
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Gerard van Spaendonck (1746-1822), the Dutch painter. In 1769 he moved to Paris, where in 1774 he was appointed miniature painter in the court of Louis XVI. In 1780 he succeeded Madeleine Francoise Basseport (1701-1780) as professor of floral painting at the Jardin des Plants, and was then elected a member of the Academie des Beaux-Arts. In 1788 he was appointed adviser to the Académie, and in 1795 became a founding member of the Institut de France. In 1804 he received the Légion d'honneur and soon afterwards was ennobled by Napoleon Bonaparte.
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