(1713 - 1789)
Jean Baptiste Marie Pierre was active/lived in France. Jean Pierre is known for history and religious painting, printmaking, tapestry design.
Biography Jean Pierre
Pierre was a French painter, printmaker, draughtsman and administrator.
He became academician in 1742 and director of the Académie in 1778. He
was the First Painter to the Duke of Orléans and in 1770 to the King,
replacing Boucher. He was director of the Gobelins, the Musée des
Gobelins has many tapestries made after his cartoons.
painted a number of rustic genre scenes and was an occasional designer
of vases and picture frames, he was principally active as a painter of
large-scale history and religious works. In this aspect of his output he
forms a link in the 18th-century tradition of French history painting
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