Lacour, Pierre

BORN 15 Apr 1745, Bordeaux, Gironde - DIED 28 Jan 1814, Bordeaux, Gironde
GRAVE LOCATION Bordeaux, Gironde: Cimetière de la Chartreuse, 180 rue Georges Bonnac (Série 01, No 98)

Pierre Lacour was born in Bordeaux. He was educated at the studio of the engraver André Lavau before he became a pupil of Joseph Marie Vien in Paris. In 1769 he took the second prize of the Prix de Rome and he travelled to Rome in 1771.

In 1774 he returned to Bordeaux where he married and set himself up as a history painter. In 1796 he exhibited in Paris for the first time. In 1801 he founded the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux and he became its first curator. In 1802 he worked on the restoration of the Palais Rohan in Strasbourg.

Among his pupils were François Colin, Pierre-Nolasque Bergeret and Jean Alaux. He died in 1814 in Bordeaux. Several of his works can be found at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux. His son Pierre (1778-1859) was a painter as well.

Related persons
• was teacher of Alaux, Jean


The grave of Pierre Lacour at the Cimetière de la Chartreuse, Bordeaux.
Picture by Androom (12 May 2017)


Pierre Lacour depicted himself in this painting at the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Bordeaux.
Picture by Androom (13 May 2017)


Laffin, Dominique

Published: 28 May 2017
Last update: 18 Feb 2024