Charles-Joseph Natoire
(French, 1700 - 1777)
This person is associated with: Rococo

French Rococo painter. He trained under Louis Galloche and François Lemoyne.

He won the Prix de Rome in 1721 for his Manoah making a sacrifice to God to have a son.

Natoire's paintings often depict joyful allegories and maidens in luxurious landscapes, in accordance of the Rococo style of the time.

He was appointed academician on 31 December 1734; his reception piece was Venus Asking Arms for Aeneas. Then he had an important career, being promoted adjunct professor on 2 July 1735, professor on 2 July 1737, and finally director of the French Academy in Rome from 1751 to 1775. His last position - although prestigious - prevented him from a career as successful as Boucher or Van Loo, who stayed in Paris, close to their patrons.

He trained Jean-Baptiste Perronneau, François-Hubert Drouais and Joseph Marie Vien.

Name:Charles-Joseph Natoire
Dates:1700 - 1777
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This person died over 70 years ago (in 1777).