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MASSON, Antoine (1636 - 1700), Painter, engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
MASSON, Antoine (1636 - 1700), Painter, engraver

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French, 17th century, male.

Born 1636, in Loury (Loiret); died 30 May 1700.

Painter, engraver.

Antoine Masson at first worked for a damascene armourer. The clear lines of his work were noticed by Mignard, who advised him to take up drawing. Masson acted on this advice, and also took up painting, and went on to become one of the greatest French engravers. He became an Academician in

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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