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Jean-Baptiste Pillement

French painter and designer

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
In the early part of his career, he worked as a textile designer at the Gobelins factory, and as a decorative painter in Spain and Portugal. He eventually moved to London, where in 1955 he published the first of many books of Chinoiserie designs. However, he was most well-known for his prints of flowers. His popularity waned significantly when Rococo design fell out of fashion at the end of the century. French painter and designer; In the early part of his career, he worked as a textile designer at the Gobelins factory, and as a decorative painter in Spain and Portugal. He eventually moved to London, where in 1755 he published the first of many books of Chinoiserie designs. However, he was most well-known for his prints of flowers.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500022719.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Jean-Baptiste Pillement:

Anne Allen after Jean-Baptiste Pillement Fantasy Flower Design, ca. 1796-1798 Etching printed à la poupée in six colors from two copper plates on blue laid paper
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