(b. 1594, Nancy, d. 1638, Nancy)


French painter, etcher and decorator, active in the Duchy of Lorraine. His reputation now rest on his etchings and drawings, as all his decorative work and almost all his paintings disappeared. His highly individual style represents a last stage of the development of Mannerist art in Europe. Exaggerating the tradition initiated by Parmigianino, he expressed a personal religious mysticism through the artificial conventions of aristocratic elegance.