CALLET Antoine-Francois (b. 1741, Paris, d. 1823, Paris) Nationality : French
French painter. He studied under Antoine Boizot, attending drawing classes at the Academie Royale. In 1764, with his painting Epponina and Sabinus Condemned by Vespasian (Paris, Ecole Normale Superieure des Beaux-Arts), he won the Prix de Rome, which allowed him to complete his artistic education at the Academie de France in Rome. Callet remained in Italy until 1772, when he executed a ceiling painting for the ballroom of the Palazzo Spinola in Genoa, which shows the influence of Veronese and the Bolognese school.