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Etienne
Zhora

France 
1699−1789
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The pupil of the Flemish painter Vleughels who committed the journey to Rome.

On his return to Paris in 1733, was admitted as a member of the Academy of arts, in 1743 received her professorship, from 1765 was its rector, and finally from 1781 — Chancellor. In addition, he was the caretaker of the Versailles art gallery.

Wrote historical, and more — genre paintings, which were engraved by the best masters of his time.

Favorite student of the Flemish artist Nicholas Vleughels. When Vleugels in 1724 was appointed Director of the Academy Francois in Rome, he took George with him. Although it is difficult to distinguish Italian influence in the works of George to make the long journey to Rome.

In 1731, his work was approved by the Royal Academy in Paris.

On his return to Paris in 1733, was admitted as a member of the Academy of arts, in 1743 received her professorship, from 1765 was its rector, and finally from 1781 — Chancellor.

He regularly appeared in the Salons from 1737 to 1769. Collaborated with tapestry factory, many of which were made on his sketches.

Wrote historical, and more — genre paintings, which were engraved by the best masters of his time. Unlike his contemporaries Chardin, George had a successful official career as a portraitist.

In 1767 he was appointed as historical painter, Keeper of the gallery of Versailles, received the title of "Garde des Tableaux du Roi at Versailles". This destination for many years sought Jean-Baptiste Greuze.

Of the numerous works of Jora the most successful could be considered: "the Sacrament of the most Holy Trinity" (engraved, Dushane), "Saint Philip Neri" (engraved Balescu), "Diogenes, cracking the shell, which served him for drinking" (located in the Louvre in Paris) and "the blessed virgin in the temple" (engraved KL. Duflot).

In the Hermitage there is a small picture by this artist: "in labor".

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