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François Boucher

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François Boucher Biography

François Boucher was born in the autumn of 1703, Rue de la Verrerie, 11th district of Paris, into the family of a modest painter and designer, Nicolas. From his father Boucher received a broad artistic training and education, however Nicolas soon realized that his son would need the supervision of a more skilled artist to fully master his talents. Thus in 1720, when Boucher turned seventeen, he entered the studio of François Lemoyne, a rising figure in art and soon to be a lead promoter of the Rococo genre. However, after only a handful of months Boucher decided that Lemoyne was a poor teacher and left the studio.

François Boucher 129 Most Important Paintings and Artworks

François Boucher Bibliography

Boucher by David Wakefield. Chaucer Press, 2006.

Drawings of Francois Boucher by Editors of Scala Publishers. Scala Publishers, 2006.

Francois Boucher, 1703-1770 by Alastair Laing. Harry N Abrams, 1986.

Making Up the Rococo: François Boucher and His Critics by Melissa Hyde. Getty Publications, 2006.

Francois Boucher: Seductive Visions by Jo Hedley. Paul Holberton Publishing, 2007.

Rethinking Boucher by Melissa Hyde, Mark Ledbury. Getty Publications, 2006.

Great Artists of the Western World: The French Rococo: Antoine Watteau, J.B.S. Chardin, Francois Boucher, J.H. Fragonard by Clive; Lyon, Sue, Gregory. Marshall Cavendish, 1990.