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Charles Le Brun (1619-1690 ) was a French painter and art theorist, one of the dominant artists in 17th century France. Born in Paris, he attracted the notice of Chancellor Seguier, who placed him at the age of eleven in the studio of Simon Vouet. By 1662 the King had declared him "the greatest French artist of all time".From this date all that was done in the royal palaces was directed by Le Brun. In 1663, he became director of the Academie royale de peinture et de sculpture, where he laid the basis of academicism and became the all-powerful, peerless master of seventeenth century French art.   more from wikipedia »