Jacques-Laurent Agasse was a Swiss (Switzerland) painter from Geneva. He was born on April 24th, 1767. He tends to paint animals, sometimes including people in the drawings. He also occasionally did drawings of people and families. He went to art school while still in Geneva where he was born. Later on when he was about twenty, he went to Paris and joined a veterinarian school in order to be better acquainted to animals. He grew up with animals and had drawn them when he was a kid, growing better at it as time went an. Later on in his life, Agasse’s career was said to be pure luck. The Tübinger Morgenblatt (or the Tübingen Morning Journal) said “Agasse, the celebrated animal painter, now in England, owed his fortune to an accident. About eight years ago, he being then in Switzerland, a rich Englishman asked him to paint his favourite dog which had died. The Englishman was so pleased with his work that he took the painter to England with him." In other words, a person from England asked him to paint a picture of his dog, who had died. The man loved the painting so much that he took him back to England with him. He drew many artworks, but was best known for his many animal paintings. He appears to enjoy painting horses the most, as many of his paintings are of horses. He also drew a few portraits of people, as well as incorporating people into his animal drawings. He also has a few paintings of flowers. His talent for drawing animals helped him in life, but he still was as poor as when he started his new career of painting. He died on December 27th, in 1849. He was an impressive 82 years old when he died.