Eustache Le Sueur
(French, 1617 - 1655)
This person is associated with: Baroque, Classicism

French classical painter, son of a sculptor.

He trained under Simon Vouet, the most famous French painter and leading Baroque artist of the country. Even though he did not move to Italy as other painters of the time did, Le Sueur still became acquainted with the works of Raphael and Nicolas Poussin.

However, as he went a bit further than Poussin in adopting the ancient style, Le Sueur was said to be at the head of a school named "Atticism", in reference to Greek frescos and potteries. Despite its brevity (it did not really outlive Le Sueur), this school had a strong influence on the neoclassical artists of the next century.

He was one of the twelve founding members ("the Twelve Elders") of the French Academy of Painting on 1 February 1648 (he was directly appointed professor).

The Louvre Museum owns about a third of his works since Louis XVI bought an ensemble of 22 paintings telling the life of Saint-Bruno from the Chartreuse Convent. The museum also took several decorations from the Hôtel Lambert in Paris (which was decorated by Le Sueur), including depictions of the nine muses and the cycle of the life of Cupid. The hotel recently burnt and the remaining works of Le Sueur there are now lost (see here).

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Name:Eustache Le Sueur
Dates:1617 - 1655
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Top owners of works by this artist
Musée du Louvre(France - Paris)55 artworks
Private collection18 artworks
The State Hermitage Museum - St Petersburg(Russian Federation - St. Petersburg)6 artworks
National Gallery - London(United Kingdom - London)3 artworks
Musée Fabre(France - Montpellier)3 artworks
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tours(France - Tours)2 artworks
Art Institute of Chicago(United States - Chicago)2 artworks
Museum of Fine Arts - Boston(United States - Boston)2 artworks
Musée Magnin(France - Dijon)2 artworks
J. Paul Getty Museum - Los Angeles(United States - Los Angeles)2 artworks
Muzeum Narodowe w Warszawie(Poland - Warsaw)1 artworks

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This person died over 70 years ago (in 1655).

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