François-Alexandre Verdier

Intro French painter
A.K.A. Francois Verdier, Francois van Hamken, François Verdier, Francois Van…
Was Painter Artist Sculptor
From France
Type Arts
Gender male
Birth 1651, Paris, France
Death 20 June 1730, Paris, France (aged 79 years)

François-Alexandre Verdier (c. 1651 – 1730) was French painter, draftsman and engraver. He was a student and assistant of Charles Le Brun.

Biography

François-Alexandre Verdier was born in Paris around 1651. He studied under Charles Le Brun. In 1668 he was awarded the 1st prize in drawing at the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture. From 1668 to 1671 he lived in Italy at the Medici Villa. He won the Prix de Rome for drawing in 1668 for his work Première conquête de la Franche-Comté, and again in 1671 for Le Roi donnant la paix à l'Europe. He was admitted to the Academy in 1678. By 1684 he was a Professor. He exhibited at the Salon of 1704. He died in Paris in 1730.

Œuvres

Many of his drawings and paintings are at the Musée du Louvre. They include: Saint Paulin de Nole, drawing in red with white chalk highlights, 36.5 cm x 28.5 cm Le triomphe de la religion, oil on canvas, 53x43cm, Paris, Musée du Louvre. La Chute des anges rebelles, oil on canvas, 163x134cm, Paris, Musée du Louvre. A number of his drawings on religious subjects were made into prints by the engraver Nicolas-Henri Tardieu and are now held in the Museum of Fine Arts of Nancy.

Citations

^ Saint Paulin de Nole – Bibliorare. ^ François Alexandre Verdier – Villa Medici. ^ Archives de l'art français. ^ TARDIEU Nicolas Henri – Joconde.

Sources

"Archives de l'art français (1851)". gallica.bnf.fr. Retrieved 2012-11-19. "François Alexandre Verdier". www.villamedici.it. Retrieved 2012-11-19. "Saint Paulin de Nole". Bibliorare-Association. Retrieved 2012-11-19. "TARDIEU Nicolas Henri". Joconde. Retrieved 2012-11-19.

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