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Vouet, Simon

Born: 1590 AD
Died: 1649 AD, at 59 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Painters


1590 - Born on January 9th in Paris, France. French painter who introduced an Italianate Baroque style of painting into France.

1611 - Trained by his sign-painter father, the fourteen-year-old Vouet painted a portrait in England and accompanied France's ambassador to Constantinople.

1612-1617 - Vouet formed his style in Italy, where he lived for five years.

1642 - Famous and respected, he was president of Rome's Accademia di San Luca.

1648 - He established the Académie Royale.

1649 - Died on June 30th in Paris.


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