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GRIMOU, Jean, called Alexis (1678 - 1733), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
GRIMOU, Jean, called Alexis (1678 - 1733), Painter

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 1678 or 1680, in Romont; died 1733 or 1740, in Paris.

Painter. Portraits, genre scenes.

[not available online]Son of a Swiss Guard, Jean Grimou was raised by his aunt. He was self-taught and practised his technique by copying paintings by Rembrandt and Van Dyck. He began producing portraits and genre paintings and soon earned a solid reputation. Grimou took part in

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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