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Jean-Baptiste Descamps

 (1706 - 1791)
JeanBaptiste Descamps is known for village scene painting, writing.

Biography   Jean-Baptiste Descamps


Jean-Baptiste Descamps was a French writer and painter of village scenes.

Descamps was born in Dunkirk, but lived principally at Paris, till an accidental circumstance fixed him at Rouen, in 1740. On his way to England, he formed an acquaintance with Le Cornier of Cideville, the friend of Voltaire, who, anxious for the honor of his native town, persuaded the young artist to select it as the place of his future residence.

Once settled, he founded, after the Royal Dublin Society following the basic ideas of the Philosophes of the Enlightenment, a tuition-free art school, which was to play a key role in the development of pictorial art in Normandy. Descamps wrote a memoir about this school for the French Academy awarded him a pr   ...  Displaying 750 of 824 characters.

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