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Nationality/school
South Netherlandish
Born
Brugge 1743-01-03
christened on 2 January in the St. Salvator Church, with Joseph Francois Lammeire and Jeanne Jacqueline de Later (Weale 1861)
Deceased
Rome 1807-02-09
Family relationships
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son of Henri Martin Suvée and Marie-Jacqueline de Vriendt,; married on 12 June 1779 with the daughter of Louis du Rameau, peintre du Roi and Keeper of the Royal picture Collection; his wife was a painter also in her own right (portraits and miniatures) (Weale 1861)
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Education
Stedelijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten (Brugge)
was a student there from 1757 to 1763
Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture (Parijs)
as off 1763, under J.J. Bachelier
Active in
  • Brugge 1751 - 1763
    In May 1761 he won first price for drawing live model and in 1763 for drawing architecture (Weale 1861)
  • Parijs 1763 - 1771
    1st Price at the open competition in the Académie de Saint Luc; won the Prix de Rome in 1771 on 31 August (theme of the price winning painting: 'Combat de Mars et de Vénus devant Troie'.
  • Brugge 1771-10-16 - 1772-10
    it is said that he was celebrated in Bruges with public festivities for 6 days
  • Rome 1772-10 - 1778-05
    started ther in the Académie de France under Joseph Marie Vien (I)
  • Napels 1773
    In 1773 he visited the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (Naples and Sicily) and Malta
  • Parijs 1778-08 - 1792
    first exposition at the Louvre in 1779; became 'peintre du Roi'and member of the Académie de France; December 1792 he was nominated director of the Académie royale in Rome, but, due to the troubles of the Revolution, this nomination came to nothing. On the instigation of the painter David he was thrown in jail, where he painted the portrait of ANdré Marie de Chénier, who was condemned to death on 25 July 1794; after the fall of Robespierre he was liberated from prison (July 1794), when he retired for a visit to Bruges
  • Brugge 1797-01-12 - 1801-10
  • Rome 1801-10 - 1807-02-09
    he was the director of the École francaise till his sudden death on 9 February 1807; on the initiative of A. De Muynck, J. Ducq, I. Odevaere, D. Stochove, J. de Meulemeester, J. Calogne his sculpted bust was erected in the Panthéon in Paris
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history (as a genre), portrait, landscape (as genre)
Medium/technique
oil paint
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Member of
  • member of the Académie de France in 1779
Creation date: 1992-01-26; Last modified date: 2021-05-11

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