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PÉCHEUX, Laurent (1729 - 1821), Painter, fresco artist, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
PÉCHEUX, Laurent (1729 - 1821), Painter, fresco artist, draughtsman

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 17 July 1729, in Lyons; died 1 July 1821, in Turin.

Painter, fresco artist, draughtsman. Historical subjects, mythological subjects, genre scenes, portraits. Murals.

A pupil of Raphael Mengs, Laurent Pécheux was the principal painter to the king of Piedmont and director and professor at the Turin academy in 1778. He was also appointed principal painter to

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