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WATTEAU, Jean Antoine or Antoine (1684 - 1721), Painter, draughtsman, engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
WATTEAU, Jean Antoine or Antoine (1684 - 1721), Painter, draughtsman, engraver

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 10 October 1684, in Valenciennes; died 18 July 1721, in Nogent-sur-Marne (Val-de-Marne).

Painter, draughtsman, engraver. Mythological subjects, figures, nudes, genre scenes, landscapes with figures.

[not available online]Jean-Antoine Watteau was the son of Jean-Philippe Watteau, master roofer and carpenter, and his wife Michelle Lerdenois. His remarkable talent for drawing was evident very early, and he used to enjoy sketching acrobats

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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