François Boucher

French , 1703 - 1770

Painter and printmaker Francois Boucher's name is synonymous with the French Rococo. His landscapes, portraits, allegorical and historical images are often idyllic scenes that often exhibit a latent eroticism. During his career Boucher became head of the Royal Gobelin factory and Premiere Peintre du Roi in 1765. Boucher is also well-known for having initially trained the famed Neo-Classical painter Jacques Louis David.
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