Jean Baptiste Isabey
(1767 - 1855)
Jean Baptiste Isabey was active/lived in France. Jean Isabey is known for portrait painting.
Artist with his daugther, 1795, by Francois Gerard
Biography Jean Baptiste Isabey
In 1977 Jean Baptiste Isabey began his apprenticeship in the studio
of historical painter Jean Giradet in Nancy and after further training
he joined the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture in 1787. After a
short time he is part of the studio of Jacques-Louis David and
becomes one of his favorite students. He also becomes friends with
Francios Gérard, Anne-Louis Girodet and Antoine-Jean Gros.
introduces him to miniature painting in 1787 and Isabey decides to
specialize in this direction. In 1791 he exhibits first drawings and
miniatures at the Exposition des Arts Libres of art dealer Pierre
Lebrun. His mostly flattering miniatures attract the attention of art
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