Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, French painter dies on this day

Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, French painter dies on this day

6 December 1779 AC

Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin (2 November 1699 – 6 December 1779) was an 18th-century French painter. He is considered a master of still life, and is also noted for his genre paintings which depict kitchen maids, children, and domestic activities. Carefully balanced composition, soft diffusion of light, and granular impasto characterize his work.