Antoine Coypel (1661-1916) was a french artist who introduced the Baroque style into French art.
Coypel’s style evolved in an eclectic fashion. His admiration of Rubens emerged in his Democritus (1692), and soon afterward the influence of Poussin was felt. This combination of influences is seen in Coypel’s most noted works—a series of large biblical compositions. Coypel became director of the Academy in 1714 and was appointed first painter to the king in the following year.