(French Painter, Miniaturist, Master of Panel Painting and Manuscript Illumination)
Birthdate: 1420 AD
Birthplace: Tours, France
Died: 1481 AD
Jean Fouquet was a 15th-century French painter and miniaturist. He was highly skilled in panel painting and manuscript illumination and is considered one of the most important painters of his era. The first French artist to travel to Italy, he had a first-hand experience of the early Italian Renaissance. French king Charles VII was among his many patrons.