François André Vincent

1746-1816 France/Neoclassicism

 

Brief Biography-François André Vincent was a neoclassic painter. His father François Élie Vincent was a miniaturist who wanted his son to enter banking but the young François preferred painting. He entered the atelier of Joseph Marie Vien for training and won the Grand Prix in 1768. He travelled to Rome where he stayed for eight years; there he was influenced by the works of Jean Honore Fragonard who was in Italy for a seven month period in 1774. He returned to France to become an associate of the Academy in 1777 and in 1782 he was made an Academician. In 1792 he was appointed Professor and became one of the principal neoclassical painters of his time. He also worked as an etcher and painted china. His wife Labille Guiard Adélaide was a successful portraitist; she had been a life long friend of François whom she learned from. François died in Paris in 1816.

 

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alcibades being
taught by socrates

alcibades being taught by socrates


apollo and vesta

apollo and vesta


belisarius

belisarius

francois andre
vincent by his wife

francois andre vincent by his wife adelaide labille guiard


greek priest

greek priest


melancholy

melancholy


portrait of a man

portrait of a man

the daughter of
ariovistus

the daughter of ariovistus made prisoner by caesar

the
ploughing lesson

the ploughing lesson by François André Vincent

william tell flipping
the boat

william tell flipping the boat on which the governor gessler crossed lake lucerne

zeuxis choosing
his models

zeuxis choosing his models for the image of helen from among the girls of croton