Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin (November 2, 1699 - December 6, 1779) was an 18th-century French painter. He is considered a master of still life.

Chardin was born in Paris, the son of a cabinetmaker, and rarely left the city. He lived on the Left Bank near Saint-Sulpice until 1757, when Louis XV granted him a studio and living quarters in the Louvre.

Chardin entered into a marriage contract with Marguerite Saintard in 1723, whom he did not marry until 1731. He served apprenticeships with the history painters Pierre-Jacques Cazes and Noel-Nicholas Coypel, and in 1724 became a master in the Academie de Saint-Luc.



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The Ray or, The Kitchen Interior, 1728 - Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin - www.jean-baptiste-simeon-chardin.org
The Ray or, The Kitchen Interior, 1728
Still-Life with Dead Pheasant and Hunting Bag 1760 - Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin - www.jean-baptiste-simeon-chardin.org
Still-Life with Dead Pheasant and Hunting Bag 1760
The Kitchen Maid with Provisions, 1739 - Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin - www.jean-baptiste-simeon-chardin.org
The Kitchen Maid with Provisions, 1739
The Cellar Boy, 1738 - Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin - www.jean-baptiste-simeon-chardin.org
The Cellar Boy, 1738
Lady Taking Tea - Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin - www.jean-baptiste-simeon-chardin.org
Lady Taking Tea
The Bird Organ or A Woman Varying Her Pleasures - Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin - www.jean-baptiste-simeon-chardin.org
The Bird Organ or A Woman Varying Her Pleasures
Still Life with the Attributes of the Arts, 1766 - Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin - www.jean-baptiste-simeon-chardin.org
Still Life with the Attributes of the Arts, 1766
Still Life With Duck, 1764 - Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin - www.jean-baptiste-simeon-chardin.org
Still Life With Duck, 1764
The Laundry Woman - Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin - www.jean-baptiste-simeon-chardin.org
The Laundry Woman
Still Life with Rabbits, a Gamebag and a Powder Horn... - Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin - www.jean-baptiste-simeon-chardin.org
Still Life with Rabbits, a Gamebag and a Powder Horn...
The washerwoman - Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin - www.jean-baptiste-simeon-chardin.org
The washerwoman
Still-Life with Pheasant c. 1750 - Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin - www.jean-baptiste-simeon-chardin.org
Still-Life with Pheasant c. 1750

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