1594-1665,French painter was the founder and greatest practitioner of 17th-century French classical painting. His work symbolizes logic, order, and clarity. He has influenced the course of French art up to the present day.
Nicolas Poussin (; June 1594 – 19 November 1665) was the leading painter of the classical French Baroque style, although he spent most of his working life in Rome. His work is characterized by clarity, logic, and order, and favors line over color. Until the 20th century he remained a major inspiration for such classically oriented artists as Jacques-Louis David, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and Paul Cézanne.