LINARD, Jacques
(b. ca. 1600, Paris, d. 1645, Paris)


French still-life painter, who spent his career in Paris. In 1631 he was named as a 'valet de chambre' of Louis XIII. His pictures are strongly influenced by the Antwerp school of still-life painters, especially Jan Brueghel. Linard delights by his use of bright colour, his painstaking work and a curiously powerful juxtaposition of boxes and flowers. His present status is only slightly below that of Moillon, Baugin and Stoskopff.

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