(b. 1677, Montpellier, d. 1734, Paris)


French painter. He trained in Montpellier before moving to Paris to set up his own studio. In 1704, he won the Prix de Rome and finished his education at the Académie de France in Rome, also visiting Florence and Padua. While in Venice from 1707 to 1709, Raoux made the acquaintance of the leader of the Knights of Malta, who later gave him lodgings in Paris.

Raoux joined Paris's Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture in 1717. His reputation had been previously established by the credit of decorations executed during his three years in Italy on the palace of Giustiniani Solini at Venice, and by some easel paintings. He painted classical and literary themes with a light-hearted atmosphere, reminiscent of the work of Jean-Antoine Watteau. He also painted traditional and mythological portraits and genre subjects. During his stay in England in 1720 he decorated several rooms in the Temple, London.