Oil painting -> List of Painters ->Charles-Andre van Loo

Early Days:

   Charles Andre Van Loo was born in Nice, France. Vanloo followed his brother Jean-Baptiste to Turin, and then to Rome in 1712, where he studied under Benedetto Luti and the sculptor Pierre Legros. Leaving Italy in 1723, he worked in Paris, and received the first prize for historical painting in 1727 — as did his future rival François Boucher.

Charles-Andre van Loo


Personal Details


Charles-André van Loo

Place of Birth

Nice, France

Date of Birth

15 February 1705

Date of Death

15 July 1765






   By his simplicity of style and correctness of design, the result of his study of the great Italian masters, he did much to purify the modern French school; but the contemporary praise that was lavished upon his productions now appears undue and excessive.

   His patrons included members of the court, the Gobelins factory, private individuals, and the church. In the ensuing centuries, Vanloo's critical fortune has plummeted, although his ability remains admirable, and the quality and variety of his work command respect. His Marriage of the Virgin is preserved in the Louvre.

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Work done by Charles-Andre van Loo

Work done by Charles-Andre van Loo