Famous 16th Century French Artists

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Nicolas Poussin
(French Painter)
Nicolas Poussin
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Birthdate: June 15, 1594
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Near Les Andelys, Normandy, Kingdom of France (now France)
Died: November 19, 1665

The founder of the French Classical tradition, painter Nicolas Poussin was initially influenced by Venetian art but later deviated to antiquity. Most of his paintings showcased historical, mythological, biblical elements but some were also inspired by landscapes and poetry. The Death of the Virgin remains one of his best-known works.

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Georges de La Tour
(Painter)
Georges de La Tour
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Birthdate: March 13, 1593
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vic-sur-Seille
Died: January 30, 1652
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Jacques Callot
(engraver, painter, etcher, graphic artist, draughtsperson)
Jacques Callot
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Birthdate: 1592 AD
Birthplace: Nancy
Died: March 25, 1635
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Isaac Oliver
(Painter)
Isaac Oliver
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Birthdate: 1565 AD
Birthplace: Rouen, France
Died: October 2, 1617
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Christophe Plantin
(French Book Printer, Publisher, and Renaissance Humanist)
Christophe Plantin
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Birthdate: 1520 AD
Birthplace: Kingdom of France
Died: July 1, 1589
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Pierre Lescot
Pierre Lescot
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François Dubois
François Dubois
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Trophime Bigot
Trophime Bigot
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Jean Bourdichon
Jean Bourdichon
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Jean Hey
(Painter)
Jean Hey
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Birthdate: 1475 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 1505 AD
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Antoine Caron
(Painter)
Antoine Caron
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Birthdate: 1521 AD
Birthplace: Beauvais, France
Died: 1599 AD
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Jean Cousin the Elder
(Painter)
Jean Cousin the Elder
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Birthdate: 1500 AD
Birthplace: Sens, France
Died: 1593 AD
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Jean Duvet
(Goldsmith)
Jean Duvet
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Birthdate: 1485 AD
Birthplace: Dijon, France
Died: 1562 AD
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Esther Inglis
(Artisan)
Esther Inglis
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Birthdate: 1571 AD
Birthplace: France
Died: 1624 AD
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Toussaint Dubreuil
Toussaint Dubreuil
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Jean Cousin the Younger
(Painter)
Jean Cousin the Younger
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Birthdate: 1522 AD
Birthplace: Sens, France
Died: 1595 AD
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Léonard Limousin
(Painter)
Léonard Limousin
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Birthdate: 1505 AD
Birthplace: Limoges, France
Died: 1577 AD
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Toutin, Jean
(Artist)
Toutin, Jean
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Birthdate: 1578 AD
Birthplace: Châteaudun, France
Died: June 14, 1644