Jacques Sebastien Leclerc
(c. 1734 - 1785)
Jacques Sebastien Leclerc was active/lived in France. Jacques Leclerc is known for figure, genre, landscape painting.
Biography Jacques Sebastien Leclerc
Sébastien Jacques Leclerc was born into a prolific dynasty of artists. He studied under his father, the celebrated history painter and Peintre du Roi, Sébastien Leclerc II (1676-1763); his grandfather, Sébastien Leclerc I (1637-1714), was the Graveur Ordinaire du Roi, and the leading engraver of his day. Sébastien Jacques Leclerc was, himself, an assistant teacher of perspective at the Académie Royale de Peinture, and a teacher at the Gobelin works. He drew much of his inspiration for his fêtes champêtres from the genres paintings of Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684-1721), though his scenes frequently display a more pastoral and narrative character.
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