Jean Michel Picart
(1600 - 1682)
Jean Michel Picart was active/lived in Flemish, Belgium, France. Jean Picart is known for still life painting.
Biography Jean Michel Picart
Jean-Michel Picart was born in Antwerp in 1600 where it is believed he
trained in the Franken family studio from the age of 15. In 1635 he
moved permanently to Paris.
Picart established a successful career
living in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district. He specialized in
depicting realistic still lifes, particular of luxurious flowers.
1640 Picart became a member of the Saint Luke’s guild and worked both as
a painter and a dealer in the city of Paris. He opened a workshop for
young Netherlandish artists who made the move to Paris to start their
careers and influenced the work of French artists Francois Garnier
(c.1600-1672) and Augustin Bouquet (fl. 1625-1660).
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