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LIOTARD, Jean Étienne (1702 - 1789), Painter, pastellist, miniaturist, enameller

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
LIOTARD, Jean Étienne (1702 - 1789), Painter, pastellist, miniaturist, enameller

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Swiss, 18th century, male.

Born 22 December 1702, in Geneva, to French parents; died 12 June 1789, in Geneva.

Painter, pastellist, miniaturist, enameller, draughtsman. Portraits, still-lifes.

Orientalism.

Though born in Switzerland, Liotard was of French origin. His father, Antoine Liotard, was a silversmith in Montelimar who, like many French Calvinists, emigrated from France after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes.

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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