Jean Lemaire, aka Le Gros Lemaire
(French, 1597 - 1659)
This person is associated with: Baroque, Classicism
French classical painter.

He studied under Claude Vignon during his early teenage years, then moved to Italy at only fifteen years of age. There, he met Poussin and shared a house with him and started a collaboration with the master of Classicism until his return to France in 1639. Indeed, as Lemaire had specialised in panoramas of idealized Roman cities, often with ruins, he frequently painted the backgrounds of Poussin's works during the 1630's.

Only 60 of his works are known. As he never signed and dated them, they are difficult to attribute with accuracy.

His younger brother Pierre, called Le Petit Lemaire, was also a painter in the same style.

Name:Jean Lemaire
Dates:1597 - 1659
This artist has 21 artworks in the database. Add more!
Top owners of works by this artist
Private collection9 artworks
Musée du Louvre - Paris2 artworks
Museo del Prado - Madrid2 artworks
Kunsthistorisches Museum - Vienna1 artworks
Victoria and Albert Museum - London1 artworks
Musée Thomas-Henry - Cherbourg1 artworks
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts1 artworks
Los Angeles County Museum of Art1 artworks
Musee Ingres - Montauban1 artworks
Hermitage Museum - St-Petersburg1 artworks
Musee des Beaux-Arts - Rouen1 artworks

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This person died over 70 years ago (in 1659).