PERRIER, François
(b. ca. 1594, Pontarlier, d. 1649, Paris)


French history painter and engraver. He visited Rome on two occasions and his style was formed on the example of Lanfranco (in whose studio he worked), Pietro da Cortona and the Carracci. He was Vouet's pupil in Paris for a short time. He was one of the fourteen founder-members of the French Academy in Paris in 1648.

His decorative work helped to introduce the grand Baroque style to France, but almost all of it has been destroyed or altered. His influence, however, can be seen in the work of Charles Le Brun, who was briefly his pupil.

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