February 2019: 400 Years since the Birth of Charles Le Brun
February 2019: 400 Years since the Birth of Charles Le Brun.
Charles Le Brun, 24 February 1619 – 22 February 1690,
French painter, art theorist, interior decorator and a director of several art schools of his time.
As court painter to Louis XIV, who declared him "the greatest French artist of all time", he was a dominant figure in 17th Century French art and much influenced by Nicolas Poussin.