Famous French Baroque Painters

Vote for Your Favourite French Baroque Painters

Right IconThis ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

 1 
Nicolas Poussin
(French Painter)
Nicolas Poussin
9
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.

 2 
Claude Lorrain
(French painter, draughtsman and etcher of the Baroque era)
Claude Lorrain
9
Birthdate: 1600 AD
Birthplace: Chamagne, France
Died: November 23, 1682
 3 
Charles Le Brun
(17th Century French Painter and One of the Greatest French Artists of All Time)
Charles Le Brun
9
Birthdate: February 24, 1619
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 12, 1690

Charles Le Brun was a French physiognomist, painter, and art theorist. He served as the director of many popular art schools of his time. He also served as the court painter to Louis the Great, who called him the greatest French artist. An influential artist of 17th-century France, Charles Le Brun's works are still preserved in the popular Louvre Museum. 

Recommended Lists:
 4 
Hyacinthe Rigaud
(Former Catalan-French baroque painter most famous for his portraits of Louis XIV and other members of the French nobility)
Hyacinthe Rigaud
7
Birthdate: July 18, 1659
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Perpignan, France
Died: December 29, 1743
 5 
Eustache Le Sueur
(French Artist and One of the Founders of the French Academy of Painting)
Eustache Le Sueur
6
Birthdate: November 19, 1617
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 30, 1655

One of the co-founders of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, Eustache Le Sueur was also one of its first professors. He is best remembered for his religious art that showcased the French Baroque style. Born to a wood sculptor father, he was later trained in painting under Simon Vouet.

 6 
Pierre Puget
(French Baroque Painter, Sculptor and Architect)
Pierre Puget
6
Birthdate: October 16, 1620
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Died: December 2, 1694

Pierre Puget was a French Baroque architect, painter, sculptor, and engineer. His sculptures expressed drama, pathos, and emotion, making them unique and setting them apart from the academic and classical sculptures of French classicism. Pierre Puget is credited with helping Pietro da Cortona paint the ceilings of the Palazzo Pitti at Florence and the Palazzo Barberini in Rome.

 7 
Antoine Coypel
(Painter)
Antoine Coypel
5
Birthdate: April 11, 1661
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 7, 1722
 8 
Louis-François Lejeune
(Painter)
Louis-François Lejeune
5
Birthdate: February 3, 1775
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Strasbourg, France
Died: February 29, 1848
 9 
Charles de La Fosse
(Painter)
Charles de La Fosse
5
Birthdate: June 15, 1636
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 13, 1716
 10 
François Marius Granet
(Painter)
François Marius Granet
5
Birthdate: December 17, 1775
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Aix-en-Provence, France
Died: November 21, 1849