Pierre Joseph Redouté

10 July 1759 – 19 June 1840

Les Roses by Redouté

Pierre-Joseph Redouté was born in 1759 in an area near northern France and the greatest ever floral artist. 

Inspired by some of the greatest religious painters who ever lived, such as Michaelangelo and Raphael, young Redoute embarked on a career in religious art by painting various churches throughout Northern Europe.

Blessed with the lineage of accomplished artists, he grew up developing exceptional artistic talent. Redouté is unquestionably the best-known botanical illustrator of any era and the reputation is due, in no small part, to the exceptional quality of his illustrations in ‘Les Roses‘.