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Nicolas Poussin (1594–1665)

Nicolas Poussin (1594–1665) 1628–1629

Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598–1680)

York Museums Trust

(b Naples, 7 Dec. 1598; d Rome, 28 Nov. 1680). Italian sculptor, architect, painter, draughtsman, and designer, the supreme artist of the Italian Baroque. His father, Pietro (1562–1629), was a Mannerist sculptor of some distinction, active in Naples and then from c.1605 in Rome, and Gianlorenzo owed to him not only his early training in the handling of marble but also his introduction to the powerful patrons, the Borghese and the Barberini, who fostered his early career.

Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)

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