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OPPENORT, Gilles Marie (1672 - 1742), Engraver, draughtsman, architect, decorative designer

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
OPPENORT, Gilles Marie (1672 - 1742), Engraver, draughtsman, architect, decorative designer

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French, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1672, in Paris; died 1742.

Engraver, draughtsman, architect, decorative designer, designer of ornamental architectural features.

Oppenort was the son of a cabinetmaker and pupil of Jules Hardouin Mansart, and was one of the most charming decorative artists of the 18th century. He was granted an income and went to work in Rome for eight years, where he

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