Pierre Patel

about 1605 - 1676

Little is known of Pierre Patel's life. He was probably born in Picardy in the early years of the 17th century. In 1635 he was a member of the Paris Académie de St-Luc. He is known only as a landscapist (like his son Pierre-Antoine). He worked on the decorative schemes for the Hôtel Lambert in Paris in 1646-7.

His work follows the Italianate style of Claude, some of whose works he saw in Paris; he seems never to have travelled to Italy.