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Jean-Baptiste Oudry

 (1686 - 1755)
Jean-Baptiste Oudry was active/lived in France.  JeanBaptiste Oudry is known for figure, genre, landscape and allegorical painting, tapestry design.

Biography   Jean-Baptiste Oudry


Louis XV, king of France, often called Jean-Baptiste Oudry to Versailles to paint the royal hounds--in the king's presence.  "Monsieur Oudry had acquired such a habit of conversing with high-ranking persons and of working in their presence that he painted as calmly at the court as he would in his own studio," marveled a contemporary. 

Though his father was a painter and art dealer, Oudry's first serious training came from portrait painter Nicolas de Largillière.  By about 1720, the young man was concentrating on animals, hunts, and landscapes. He became a member of the Académie de Peinture et de Sculpture in 1719 and a professor there in 1743.

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