Jean-Charles Frontier was born in Paris in 1701. He was a pupil of Claude-Guy Hallé, and took the first prize at the Academy in 1728, with a picture of Ezekiel abolishing Idolatry and establishing the Worship of the true God. He was received as an academician in 1744, with the picture Prometheus bound on Caucasus, now in the Louvre. He exhibited at the Salon from 1743 to 1761, and became director of the Academy of Lyon, where he died in 1763.
This article incorporates text from the article "FRONTIER, Jean Charles" in Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1886–1889 publication now in the public domain.
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