Simon Vouet was born in 1590 in Paris. He learned the basics of painting with his father and first devoted himself to portraits. He then travelled to England, Constantinople and Venice before settling in Rome from 1614 to 1627. Called by Louis XIII, he went to Paris in 1627 where he was appointed painter of the king. Orders followed for the Court, the Church and the Great Ones of the Kingdom. Simon Vouet died in 1649 in Paris.
<span "'="">Simon Vouet was a painter who combined Baroque and Classical art. Considered the most important Parisian painter of the reign of Louis XIII, his famous works are "Allégorie de la Force", "La Madeleine repentante" et "Louis XIII entre deux figures de femmes symbolisant La France et la Navarre".
Simon Vouet was particularly associated with Nicolas Poussin, Charles Le Brun and Valentin de Boulogne.