Artist Birthdays September 29 – FRANÇOIS BOUCHER

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FRANÇOIS BOUCHER (September 29, 1703 – May 30, 1770)

  • Nationality: French
  • Field: Painting, printmaking
  • Art Movement: Rococo
  • ARTiFact: The most prominent of his royal patrons was Madame de Pompadour, the official mistress of Louis XV. In 1765, Louis XV officially appointed Boucher as the First Painter to the King.
  • Artist Quote: “Nature is too green and badly lit.”
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): Triumph of Venus (detail), 1740.

Francois Boucher. Triumph of Venus. 1740.

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