Nicolas Poussin
French, 1594-1665
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Collected by major museums
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., J. Paul Getty Museum

A founder of French Classicism, Nicolas Poussin drew his subjects from history, biblical stories, and Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Poussin moved to Rome early in his career where, inspired by Titian, he painted in a sensual and dramatic style rich in color. He received his only papal commission in 1628 and painted The …

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