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LOIR, Nicolas Pierre (1623 - 1679), Painter, engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
LOIR, Nicolas Pierre (1623 - 1679), Painter, engraver

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French, 17th century, male.

Born 1623, in Paris; died 6 May 1679, in Paris.

Painter, engraver. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, landscapes with figures.

[not available online]Brother of Alexis Loir, Nicolas Loir's masters were Simon Vouet and Sébastien Bourdon. During his stay in Italy from 1647 to 1649, he met Nicolas Poussin in Rome, an encounter that was to have a clear influence on his painting.

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