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Francois Boucher Biography

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Francois Boucher was a French artist during the 18th century who gained fame because of his work during the Rococo movement. He was born on September 29, 1703 in Paris. Boucher’s father was a lace designer, and a career in the arts became inevitable. In addition to paintings, he also exceled in various other artistic mediums, including tapestry, porcelain, print making, costume design, and set making. At the age of 17, Boucher’s father placed him in an apprenticeship. However, after only three months, he left to work as an engraver. Boucher won the Grand Prix de Rome, which was a coveted scholarship for French artists that paid for an artist to study in Rome for three to five years at the state’s expense. So, he lived in Italy for some time
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