Jean Baptiste Greuze
(1725 - 1805)
Jean Baptiste Greuze was active/lived in France. Jean Baptiste Greuze is known for history, sentimental genre and portrait painting.
An 18th-century painter of melodramatic genre, morality lessons, female figures and portraits whose subjects included Mozart and
Benjamin Franklin, Jean-Baptiste Greuze was born in the Burgundy region
of France. He spent most of his career in Paris, where he was mentored
by a portrait artist from Lyon named Grandon (Grondom). This
artist was an advocate for the young Greuze, whose father had
discouraged him from following his art talents. In Paris, Greuze
worked from the live model at the Royal Academy. Gradually his
work attracted the attention of members of the nobility such as the
family of Madame d'Epinay, a French writer whose love affairs included
Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Denis Diderot.
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