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Boucher, Francois

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Born: 1703 AD
Died: 1770 AD, at 66 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Painters

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1703 - Born on September 29th in Paris, France.

 

1720 - At the age of 17 he was apprenticed by his father, a designer of embroidery patterns, to François Lemoyne.

 

1731-1734 - Admitted to the Academy as a historical painter and become a member.

 

1739 - Paintings such as The Breakfast also show Boucher as a master of the genre scene in which he regularly used his own wife and family as models.

 

1755-1765 - His career was hugely successful and he received many honours, becoming Director of the Gobelins factory.

 

                - Director of the Academy and King's Painter.

 

                - He was not only a painter, he also designed theatre costumes and sets, and the amorous intrigues of the comic operas of Favart involving shepherds and shepherdesses, closely parallel his own style of painting.

 

1770 - Died on May 30th in Paris, France. His name had become synonymous with the French Rococo style, along with that of his patron, Madame de Pompadour.

 


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