(b. 1700, Aix-en-Provence, d. 1783, Paris)
French (Provençal) history painter, pupil of Jean-Baptiste van Loo and Jean-François de Troy. He was the director of Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Marseille in 1754. He moved for good to Paris in 1755 where he became rector of the Acedémie in 1778. He produced several theoretical works, too.