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Lebrun, Charles

Born: 1619 AD
Died: 1690 AD
Nationality: N/A
Categories: Painters

1619 – Born in Paris on the 24th of February.

1642 – He displayed an ability which obtained the generous commendations of Nicolas Poussin, in whose company Le Brun started for Rome.

1646 – On his return to Paris, Le Brun found numerous patrons, of whom Superintendent Fouquet was the most important.

1648 – Founded Ecole des Beaux Arts.

1663 – He became director of the Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture, where he laid the basis of academicism and became the all-powerful, peerless master of seventeenth century French art.

1677 – The works of the gallery of Apollo in the Louvre were interrupted when he accompanied the king to Flanders and finally for they remained unfinished at his death by the vast labours of Versailles, where he reserved for himself the Halls of War and Peace the Ambassadors’ Staircase, and the Great Hall of Mirrors.

1690 – Died on the 22nd of February.