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Alexis Grimou

male / French
Qualifications
painter
Nationality/school
French
not Swiss (a confusion of identity with Jean Grimou born in Romont , Switzerland)
Born
Argenteuil 1678-05-24
Deceased
Paris 1733-05
died early May 1733 (Thieme/Becker 1922)
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Biographical information
Period of activity
1704 - 1733
The first known signed work is of 1711 (Jacquot 1994, p. 37).
Active in
  • Parijs 1704 - 1733
    Grimou married Gabrielle Petit in 29 May 1704 (Jacquot 1994, p. 8-9); at that time he lived at the Rue de Vaigirard, parroisse Saint-Sculpicec (Jacquot 1994, p. 15 and 37).
  • Amsterdam 1709
    It has been assumed that Grimou (c. 1709?) visited the Netherlands to study Rembrandt at the source (Thieme/Becker 1922; Gerson 1942/1983); however, there is no proof of this (Jacquot 1994, p. 14, Saur 1992- (2009]).
born in
active in
died in
Subjects
This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
genre, landscape (as genre), portrait, Christian religious scene
His portraits are mainly shoulder pieces or half-figures (Thieme/Becker 1922).
Member of
  • Académie de Saint-Luc (Parijs)
    Grimou never became a member of the Académie Royale, although he was inscribed in 1705, probably because of financial difficulties (Thieme/Becker 1922).
Entered on: 1992-02-07; Modification on: 2017-11-26

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