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Charles (Charles-Andre)


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He studied in Rome of Benedetto Luti, 1727-1732 – in the same place in the French Academy. In 1732-1734 works for the king of Sardinia and churches. Back in 1735 in Paris becomes a member and makes a brilliant official career; Professor at the Academy (1752), its rector (1754), he was appointed first painter to the king (1762) and the Director of the Academy (from 1763 to the end of life). Was one of the main representatives of the "Grand style", the most talented historical painters of the XVIII century, the master of decorative compositions that have become the pride of the French Rococo.

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