Jean-Baptiste Pater (1695 – 1736) | Leventis Gallery
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Pater was a French Rococo painter and draughtsman and the son of sculptor, Antoine Pater. He briefly studied under Jean-Antoine Watteau, who influenced him considerably. As famous as Watteau in his day, Pater was received by the Académie Royale in 1728. He became one of the foremost practitioners of fêtes galantes, a new genre ‘pioneered’ by Jean-Antoine Watteau, which captures the spirit for refinement, informality and the love of nature that was typical of the age. While Pater?….. Read More On: Cyprus Mail

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