Gustave Moreau, 1826-1898, was a French Symbolist painter whose main emphasis was the illustration of biblical and mythological figures. Oedipus and the Sphinx, one of his first symbolist paintings, was exhibited at the Salon of 1864. Moreau quickly gained a reputation for eccentricity, became a professor at Paris' École des Beaux-Arts in 1891 and is teacher of Henri Matisse. More than 8,000 oil paintings, watercolors and drawings, were produced in Moreau's life, many of which are on display in Paris' Musée national Gustave Moreau. -- The Copyright of Scripts is Reserved by Toperfect.