Jean-Honoré Fragonard

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Jean-Honoré Fragonard (5 April 1732 in Grasse - 22 August 1806 in Paris) was a French artist. Today, he is remembered as one of the most important French painters of the rococo style. He was a pupil of François Boucher, and developed Boucher's style further. At first he did histroical paintngs, but soon gave up on these, and painted pleasurable and frivolous scenes, much like Antoine Watteau. Together with Boucher and Watteau he is one of the principal painters of French Rococo.

He lost his wealth during the French Revolution. After the revolution, the painting style was different. Because he had trouble adapting, he died a poor man. He had a son, Alexandre-Évariste Fragonard who became painter and sculptor, much like himself.

Gallery[change | edit source]