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Last NameDebret    
Given NameJean-Baptiste    
alt. NamesJ. B. D. ;    
Year born1768    
Year died1848    
Place of death    
Father's occupation    
RelativesJacques-Louis David (1748-1825)    
Educationstudied at the French Academy of Fine Arts, a pupil of the Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825)    
Country of ActivityBrazil    
Worked forVoyage pittoresque et historique au Brésil (1834-39, 3 vols.) ; Das merkwürdigste aus der malenischen Reise in Brasilien ;    
PatronageSalon des Beaux Arts & member of the Academie des Beaux Arts, Paris; painter for the Portuguese court in exile, later for the imperial court in Rio    
Techniquesanthropological, ethnological, and geographical painting    
Archival sourceshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Baptiste_Debret    
Published sourcesJean Baptiste Debret - Watercolor paintings.‏ ‎Selections‏ ; Aquarela e desenhos de Jean Baptiste Debret pertencentes ao acervo da Fundação Raymundo Ottoni de Castro Maya Museus Castro Maya (Rio de Janeiro: Debret, 2015);‏ Kury 2014: 27 & 232-3 ; Debret e a missão artística francesa no Brasil. 200 anos = Debret and the french artistic mission in Brazil. 200 years; Debret e o Brasil. Obra completa, 1816-1831 ; Usos e costumes coloniais ;    
otherFrench painter and printmaker, who travelled to Brazil in March 1816 as a member of the so-called French Artistic Mission, a group of bonapartist French artists and artisans bound to creating in Rio de Janeiro an arts and crafts lyceum (Escola Real de Artes e Ofícios) under the auspices of King D. João VI and the Conde da Barca, which later became the Academia Imperial de Belas Artes (Imperial Academy of Fine Arts) under Emperor Dom Pedro I. He returned to France (Paris) in 1831.    

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