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 Antoine Watteau  (1684 - 1721)

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Lived/Active: France/Netherlands      Known for: rococo aristocratic genre painting, theatre set design

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BIOGRAPHY for Antoine Watteau
1684 (Valenciennes, France)
1721 (Paris, France)


by Rosalba Carriera

Often Known For
rococo aristocratic genre painting, theatre set design

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Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684-1721)

Jean-Antoine Watteau was the most representative painter of the French Rococo* style, an artist beside whom the painterly talents of his contemporaries (like the Venetian Giambattista Tiepolo, and the Frenchmen Francois Boucher and Jean-Honore Fragonard) are measured.  He was born at Valenciennes - the town had only recently been ceded to France, and during his lifetime he was considered a Flemish artist - and his early years are obscure.

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