Louis de Silvestre
Louis was the youngest son of the painter Israël Silvestre. He first took lessons with his father. Later Silvestre studied at the Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture at Charles Lebrun and Bon Boullogne.
1712 de Silvestre was vice-rector of the Academie Royale in Paris. 1716 he traveled at the invitation of the Elector and King Augustus the Strong in Dresden, where he worked for more than thirty years. He was appointed and ennobled for Oberhof painter. In addition to a wealth of portraits he created ceiling painting in the Brühl Palace, in the Japanese Palace and in the Mathematics and Physics Salon of the kennel. In 1727 he became director of the Academy of Painting in Dresden. After his return to Paris de Silvestre 1752 rector of the Academie Royale.
- Ceiling painting in the ballroom of Brühl's palace in Dresden
- Ceiling painting in the Mathematics and Physics Salon of the Dresden Zwinger
- Ceiling painting in the bedroom of King Augustus II in Dresden Castle
- Ceiling painting in the throne room of King Augustus II in Dresden Castle
- Planned ceiling painting in the Japanese Palace