Simon Vouet, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Simon Vouet

French painter

Date of Birth: 09-Jan-1590

Place of Birth: Paris, Île-de-France, France

Date of Death: 30-Jun-1649

Profession: painter

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Simon Vouet

  • Simon Vouet (French: [vw?]; 9 January 1590 – 30 June 1649) was a French painter who studied and rose to prominence in Italy before being summoned by Louis XIII to serve as Premier peintre du Roi in France.
  • He and his studio of artists created religious and mythological paintings, portraits, frescoes, tapestries, and massive decorative schemes for the king and for wealthy patrons, including Richelieu.
  • During this time, "Vouet was indisputably the leading artist in Paris," and was immensely influential in introducing the Italian Baroque style of painting to France.
  • He was also "without doubt one of the outstanding seventeenth-century draughtsmen, equal to Annibale Carracci and Lanfranco."

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