François

Boucher

Artistic period 1701 to 1750

Nationality

French

Birth

1703 (Paris)

Death

1770 (Paris)

Biography

François Boucher (* 29. September 1703 in Paris; † 30. May 1770 ebenda) was a French painter, draughtsman, engraver and decorator of the French Rococo, whose gallant world he depicted in lascivious, mythological, allegorical and erotic motifs. He was court painter to Louis XV and favourite of the Marquise de Pompadour.