Alexis Grimou Self-portrait as a Drinker ('The Toper') Possibly early 1730s


Born 1678
Died 1733
Nationality French
Birth place Argenteuil
Death place Paris

Grimou was born on 24 May 1678 at Argenteuil outside Paris. Little is known of Grimou’s career, though he was very probably a pupil of François de Troy. He was a member of the Académie de Saint-Luc and worked mainly as a portraitist, and also produced number of self-portraits. He was strongly influenced by Dutch and Flemish art, in particular by Rembrandt and his followers. Grimou died in early May 1733 in Paris.