Lescot, Pierre

Thomas Kellner: 03#04 Paris, Paris, Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel (architects: Percier and Fontaine) et Palais du Louvre (architect: Pierre Lescot) (pyramid architect: Ieoh Ming Pei (I. M. Pei)), 1997, C-Print, 19,5x25,0 cm/7,6"x9,7", edition 10+3

Pierre Lescot (1546 - 1578)

Lescot was born in Paris in 1510.. He was a French architect of the French Renaissance. Its great artistic qualities allowed him probably the acces to the Court of King Francis I. In 1546, the sovereign chose him to be the architect of the Louvre. Laescot transformed the old chatel into the known palace. Until his death, only the west side and part of the south side of the Louvre were completed. All of Lescot's known works have sculptural decoration by Trebatti and by Jean Goujon, who collaborated with him at the Louvre. He died in 1578.


Important works


Hotel Carnavalet, Paris

City palace of Jacques de Ligneris, Paris

Louvre, Paris

Palace of Vallery, Paris