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.

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Name:Jean Lemaire
Dates:1597 - 1659
This artist has 24 artworks in the database. Add more!
Top owners of works by this artist
Private collection9 artworks
Tsarskoye Selo State Museum-Preserve(Russian Federation - Pushkin, Greater Saint Petersburg)2 artworks
Museo Nacional del Prado(Spain - Madrid)2 artworks
Musée du Louvre(France - Paris)2 artworks
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen(France - Rouen)1 artworks
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal(Canada - Montreal. Quebec)1 artworks
Musée Thomas-Henry(France - Cherbourg)1 artworks
Kunsthistorisches Museum(Austria - Vienna)1 artworks
National Gallery of Ireland(Ireland - Dublin)1 artworks
Victoria and Albert Museum - London(United Kingdom - London)1 artworks
Los Angeles County Museum of Art(United States - Los Angeles, California)1 artworks

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Creative works made by this person are in the PUBLIC DOMAIN (not copyrighted).

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

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