KALLI Jacques (Callot Jacques)( French engraver and draftsman.)
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Biography KALLI Jacques (Callot Jacques)
(1592 or 1593-1635)
Born in Nancy, his parents were at the court of Charles III, Duke of Lorraine. From 1608 he studied in Italy, in 1611-1621 he worked as court painter in Florence. Already in the early engravings of the master, such as The Temptation of St.. Anthony (1617) and Fair at Impruneta (1620), demonstrated his great skill and originality of style. Callot re-invented the technique of etching in the etching. His favorite images - characters from the commedia del arte, dancers, gypsies, beggars.
In 1622 Callot returned to France, in 1629-1630 worked in Paris, where he performed several large prints depicting military victories of Louis XIII and the types of Paris. In 1630, he returned to Nancy, created a large engraving of The Martyrdom of St.. Sebastian (1631). In 1632, his native city was besieged by the forces of Cardinal Richelieu and the king, and next year Callot completed its first series of etchings Disasters of War, with vivid and horrific images of military life. From this series the best known lists of tree were hanged and Looting. Died Callot, Nancy March 24, 1635.