|ARCHITECT, PAINTER, ENGRAVER (FRANCE)|
BORN 9 Jul 1764, Paris - DIED 22 Jan 1846, Lyon|
REAL NAME Baltard, Pierre-Louis
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière du Montparnasse, 3 Boulevard Edgar Quinet
Louis-Pierre Baltard originally worked as a landscape engraver, but when he travelled in Italy he was so impressed with the beauty of the Italian buildings that he decided to change his profession to architect. He studied under Antoine-François Peyre at the Académie royale d'architecture and became an importat neoclassical architect.
He designed prison building, but als worked on the Panthéon in Paris. In 1796 he became professor of architecture at the École polytechnique and in 1818 at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris. He is also known for his engravings for Denon's "Égypte" and illustrations for La Colonne de la grande armée".
In 1829 he published "Architectonographie des prisons, ou Parallèle des divers systèmes de distribution dont les prisons sont susceptibles, selon le nombre et la nature de leur population, l'étendue et la forme des terrains". He died in 1846 in Lyon. The architect Victor Baltard (1805-1874) was his son.
illustrated work of Denon, Dominique Vivant, Baron de
Louis-Pierre Baltard - Wikipedia