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Vincent, François-André

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00191453
Vincent, François-André

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 30 December 1746, in Paris; died 3 August 1816, in Paris.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, engraver (etching). Religious subjects, portraits.

François-André Vincent was a son and pupil of the miniature painter François-Élie Vincent, and also studied with Roslin and Vien. His father destined him for a financial career but was persuaded by Vien to let him study art. He joined Vien's studio in the school of the Académie Royale, where he won second prize for painting in 1766 and first prize in 1767. He spent more than three years at the Académie de France in Rome under the direction of Natoire, including time spent travelling in Italy with Fragonard in 1774. Returning to Paris, he qualified at the Académie Royale in 1777 and became an academician on 27 April 1782. He was appointed an assistant professor there on 24 September 1785 and professor on 31 March 1792. He was one of the first members chosen upon the reorganisation of the Institut de France in 1795. He taught drawing at the École Polytechnique and was awarded the Légion d'Honneur. His many pupils included Thévenin, Meyniers, Pajou, Ansiaux and Mlle Labille des Vertus, later his wife, of whom he painted a fine portrait.He exhibited at the Salon from 1777 to 1801, and took part in the Salon de la Correspondance in 1782. In 2003 his work was included in the exhibition ...

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Subjects: Painting ; Prints and Printmaking ; Religious Art ; Christian Art ; 19th-Century Art ; 18th-Century Art

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