|Dates||active Germany 1695 - 1768|
Of miniature stature, François de Cuvilliés entered the service of
When he returned to Munich, Cuvilliés was appointed court architect of Bavaria. He was responsible for designing a suite of state rooms at the Residenz and, in the park of the Nymphenberg palace, the small Amalienberg pavilion, considered one of the masterpieces of Rococo decoration. Between 1738 and 1756, he published fifty-five books of designs for interior decoration, wall paneling, ceilings, furniture, wrought-iron work, and other decorative objects. These engravings were important for disseminating the Rococo style throughout Europe.