Jean-Jacques Lagrenée, aka Lagrenée the Younger
(French, 1739 - 1821)
This person is associated with: Neoclassicism
French neoclassical painter, younger brother of Louis Jean François, with whom he trained.

He failed at the Prix de Rome in 1760 (won by Simon Julien) and subsequently followed his brother in Russia in 1760-1762. Then he went to the French Academy in Rome between 1763 and 1768.

Contrary to his brother, whose style was still indebted to Rococo, Jean-Jacques Lagrenée clearly belonged to Neoclassicism.

He became associate of the French Academy on 25 November 1769, then academician on 30 June 1775; his reception piece was Winter, a ceiling for Apollo's Gallery in the Louvre. He was later appointed adjunct professor on 27 July 1776 and professor 28 October 1781. Between 1785 and 1800, he also ruled the artistic department of the powerful Manufacture de Sèvres and designed many neoclassical objects (furniture and dishes).

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Name:Jean-Jacques Lagrenée
Dates:1739 - 1821
This artist has 29 artworks in the database. Add more!
Top owners of works by this artist
Private collection14 artworks
Musée du Louvre(France - Paris)3 artworks
Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY(United States - New York)2 artworks
Château de Fontainebleau(France - Fontainebleau)2 artworks
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes(France - Rennes)1 artworks
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen(France - Caen)1 artworks
Musée Magnin(France - Dijon)1 artworks
Musée Fabre(France - Montpellier)1 artworks
Musée d'Unterlinden(France - Colmar)1 artworks
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tours(France - Tours)1 artworks
Los Angeles County Museum of Art(United States - Los Angeles, California)1 artworks

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This person died over 70 years ago (in 1821).

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