Poussin, Gaspard

Poussin, Gaspard

(gäspär` po͞osăN`), 1615–75, French landscape painter, b. Rome. The son of a Frenchman named Dughet, he adopted the name of his brother-in-law, Nicolas PoussinPoussin, Nicolas
, 1594–1665, French painter, b. Les Andelys. Poussin was considered the greatest of living painters by his contemporaries. Although he spent most of his life in Italy, his painting became the standard for French classical art.
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, in whose studio he worked and whose influence is visible in his interpretations of the Italian countryside. Gaspard is particularly noted for his storm effects. He is best represented in the Colonna Palace and the Doria Palace, both in Rome.
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