(b. 1575/76, Nancy, d. 1636, Paris)


French painter, the most important teacher of his generation. He taught Nicolas Poussin, Philippe de Champaigne and Laurent de La Hyre. His own style, concentrating on bold compositions with bright colour, seems scarcely to have influenced his pupils. His most important surviving work, The Échevins of Paris in the Musée Carnavalet, Paris, is a rare example of a group portrait from the period.