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Pierre Moreau

circa 1715/20–1762, Paris

Pierre Moreau, who hailed from Paris, enrolled at the Académie d’Architecture in his native city and studied under the architect and draughtsman, Germain Boffrand. In 1743 his design for a chapel won him the prize for architecture and he subsequently continued his studies at the Académie de France in Rome, where he worked as a pensionnaire from 1746. During his lengthy stay in Italy Moreau was admitted to the academies in Florence and Bologna. After returning to France the artist turned his attention increasingly to the graphic arts. He produced a series of architectural designs and capriccios which were published in various suites and architectural volumes.