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Chardin, Jean Simeon

CHARDIN, JEAN SIMEON (1699-1779), French genre painter, was born in Paris, and studied under Pierre Jacques Cazes (1676-1754), the historical painter, and Noël Nicolas Coypel. He became famous for his still-life pictures and domestic interiors, which are well represented at the Louvre, and for figure-painting, as in his Le Bénédicité (1740).

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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