Painter, sculptor, and etcher, born Soucy, France, c.1500; died Sens, France, c.1590.
He is considered the founder of the French school, and the first Frenchman to have used oil paint.
His only authentic existing picture is the much-admired "Last Judgment" in the Louvre.
The windows of the Sainte Chapelle of Vincennes, painted by him, are the finest example of glass painting in France.
The windows in Sens cathedral representing the legend of Saint Eutropius are also his.
He is now best known for biblical and historical illustrations in woodcut.
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