French Naval artist Louis-Philippe Crépin was born in 1772. Crépin was a student of artists Joseph Vernet and Hubert Robert. Drama always took center stage in his paintings of navel warfare. The unorthodox nature of his compositions created power and excitement. Crépin was one of the three first recipients of the Peintre de la Marine (Painter of the Fleet). Peintre de la Marine is a award granted by the French Monarchy to great painters of the French Navy. Crépin passed away in 1851.