Valentin de Boulogne
(1591 - 1632)
Valentin de Boulogne was active/lived in France, Italy. Valentin de Boulogne is known for naturalist style painting, tenebrism.
Biography Valentin de Boulogne
Valentin de Boulogne sometimes referred to as Le Valentin, was a French painter in the tenebrist* style. He was born in Coulommiers, France, where he was baptised in the parish of Saint-Denys on 3 January 1591, making 1590 his likely year of birth. The family name, also spelled Boullogne and Boulongne, appears to originate from Boulogne-sur-Mer, a city in northern France in the colony of Pas-de-Calais, though the family had dwelt at Coulommiers since at least 1489. His father, also named Valentin, and his uncle Jean were both painters.
It can be presumed that Valentin would have first started painting in his father's studio prior to moving to Paris or Fontainebleau, and before leaving for Italy. The first specific mention of Valentin
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