François-André Vincent

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Portrait of François-André Vincent by Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, painted 1783

François-André Vincent (30 December 1746 – 4 August 1816) was a French neoclassical painter.[1]

Biography[edit]

Marquis de La Galaizière made chancellor of Lorraine at Château de Meudon by Stanisław Leszczyński
Zeuxis Choosing his Models for the Image of Helen from among the Girls of Croton, detail

He was the son of the miniaturist François-Elie Vincent and studied under Joseph-Marie Vien. François-André Vincent was a pupil of École Royale des Éleves Protégés. From 1771 to 1775 he studied at the Académie de France. He travelled to Rome, where he won the Prix de Rome in 1768, and was when he was installed at the Palais Mancini, Rome, where he painted numerous portraits, inspired by Jean-Honoré Fragonard's style, wo also was visiting Rome and Naples in the same time. and also inspired by the Classical antiquity and the Italian renaissance masters like Raphael.[2][3]

In 1790, Vincent was appointed master of drawings to Louis XVI of France, and in 1792 he became a professor at the Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture in Paris. In 1800, he married the painter Adélaïde Labille-Guiard.

He was a leader of the neoclassical and historical movement in French art, along with his rival Jacques-Louis David, another pupil of Vien. He was influenced by the art of classical antiquity, by the masters of the Italian High Renaissance, especially Raphael, and among his contemporaries, Jean-Honoré Fragonard. François-André Vincent was one of the principal innovators of the subjects and themes in French art of Neoclassical style an his works were of a high standard.[4]

He was one of the founder members of the Académie des beaux-arts — part of the Institut de France and the successor to the Académie royale — in 1795. Towards the end of his life he painted less due to ill health, but he continued to receive official honours.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Painter François-André Vincent". .edu. Retrieved 2015. 
  2. ^ "VINCENT, François-André". www.wga.hu. Retrieved 2015. 
  3. ^ "Francois-Andre_Vincent_1746-1816". museefabre.montpellier-agglo.com. 
  4. ^ "VINCENT, François-André". www.wga.hu. Retrieved 2015. 

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