|Nicolas Poussin (1594–1665)|
|Alternative names||Niccolò Possino|
|Description||French painter, draughtsman and decorator|
|Date of birth/death||June 1594||19 November 1665|
|Location of birth/death||Les Andelys||Rome|
|Work location||Paris (1612-1621), Lyon (1622), Rome (1624-1640), Paris (1640-1642), Rome (1643-1665)|
English: Poussin was the founder and greatest practitioner of 17th century French classical painting. His work symbolizes the virtues of clarity, logic, and order. It has influenced the course of French art up to the present day.