Age: Died in 1696 at age 86
Despite being brought up a strict Calvinist, the French still-life painter Louise Moillon had a thriving career under the Anglican King Charles I. Any discrepancy in their beliefs was surely dismissed by a respect for Moillon's work. She was one of the pioneers of French still-life painting. She worked in France to support herself, mostly during the 1640s, and laid the brush aside following her marriage to a wealthy merchant in 1640. Her body of work is dark, contemplative, moody, and exquisite.