Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665) was one of the greatest French painter of the 17th century. He had a profound understanding of the art of Ancient Rome and of the Italian Renaissance that led him to create art of such sophistication, clarity and discipline that it remained the model for all classic artists up to C√©zanne, and even into this century. Short story of the life of the artist along with fifteen (15) beautiful illustrations of his fabulous paintings. 10 1/2 x 14. Cover`s left corner had slight blemish mark.