TASSAERT, French family of artists of Flemish origin
The Flemish sculptor Félix Tassaert was the father of Jean-Pierre-Antoine Tassaert, one of the leading portrait sculptors working in Berlin in the late 18th century. Tassaert's wife was the miniature painter Marie-Edmée Moreau (1736–91). Their children Jean-Joseph-François Tassaert, who worked mainly in Paris, and Henriette-Felicité Tassaert were pupils of their father and also became notable portraitists, the former specializing in engraving and the latter in pastels. Jean-Joseph-François Tassaert's son Octave Tassaert achieved success as a genre painter, depicting the widespread poverty prevalent in 19th-century Paris.