Jean-Baptiste Greuze · Fine Art Reproductions 

Jean-Baptiste Greuze, born August 21, 1725 in Tournus and died in Paris March 21, 1805, was a French painter and draftsman. While retaining the clear, bright colors and lighter attitude of eighteenth-century painting, Greuze introduced a Dutch-influenced realism into French genre painting and portraiture. Through vivid facial expressions and dramatic gestures, Greuze's moralizing paintings exemplified the new idea that painting should relate to life.

Jean-Baptiste Greuze