Sébastien

Bourdon

Artistic period 1601 to 1650

Nationality

French

Birth

1616 (Montpellier)

Death

1671 (Paris)

Biography

Sébastien Bourdon (* February 2, 1616 in Montpellier; † May 8, 1671 in Paris) was a French painter.

After Guilly he belonged to the most brilliant painters of France in the 17th century, brought it at his time to high reputation. He led an adventurous life because of his unsteady character. Due to his very good pictorial memory he also had the ability to draw from once seen pictures of other painters, which let him also try out different styles, so that his work is inconsistent. Despite Guilly's talent, he is therefore not counted among the first-rate painters in French painting of his time.