(b. ca. 1613, Paris, d. 1679, Paris)


French painter. Very little is known about the life of this artist. Said to be of German extraction and to have lived in Paris from 1644. Having embraced Catholicism, Strésor became a portrait painter at the French Court, executing portraits in the 1650s and 1660s of Louis XIV, the Marquis d'Aguilar, Pierre Seguin and Monteil de Grignan, the Archbishop of Arles, some of which were engraved. During the 1640s and 1650s, he also seems to have painted genre paintings in the manner of the Le Nain, which show the influence of the French Caravaggistes.

His daughter, Anne-Marie Renée Strésor (1651-1713) was an accomplished miniaturist who was elected to the Académie Royale in 1676 and later became a nun.

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