Francois de Troy
(1645 - 1730)
Francois de Troy was active/lived in France. Francois de Troy is known for portrait painting, engraving.
Biography Francois de Troy
François de Troy (1645 - 21 November 1730) was a French painter and engraver who became principal painter to King James II in exile at Saint-Germain-en-Laye and Director of the Académie Royale de peinture et de sculpture.
One of a family of artists, Troy was born in Toulouse, the son of Nicolas de Troy (1608 - 15 September 1684), a painter in that city, and was the brother of Jean de Troy (4 April 1638 - 25 June 1691) Troy was taught the basic skills of painting by his father, and perhaps also by the more worldly Antoine Durand.
François de Troy is not to be confused with his son, the portrait painter Jean-François de Troy (1679-1752), who studied under him.
At some time after 1662, Troy went to Paris to study portrait
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