Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863) was a French Romantic painter known for his bold use of color, dynamic compositions, and exotic subject matter. He was one of the most important figures of the Romantic movement in France, and his works often portrayed historical and literary themes, as well as scenes from the Orient and North Africa. Delacroix's paintings were characterized by their dramatic intensity, emotional expressiveness, and attention to detail. He was also a skilled draftsman and printmaker, and his work had a profound influence on later artists such as Vincent van Gogh and the Impressionists. Delacroix's most famous works include "Liberty Leading the People" and "The Death of Sardanapalus."