Born in Strasbourg to the engraver Jean Guérin, he learned drawing and engraving in his father's studio before studying at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris. He returned to his birthplace in 1787 and engraved banknotes, as had his father. In 1803 he became head professor at the city's Galerie des peintures, a post he held until his death. He also took part in the foundation of a drawing school for the city and became its head.
Selected works by museumEdit
- Cambridge (United States), Fogg Art Museum :
- The Archangel Leading the Young Tobias, after the top of the right panel from the Pavia Charterhouse Altarpiece by Perugino;
- Love Disarmed, after Corregio;
- Saint Benedict's Vision, after Eustache Le Sueur;
- Adrien de Lezay-Marnésia;
- Artemisia II, after Hendrik van Limborch;
- Rest in the countryside, after Philippe-Jacques de Loutherbourg.
- Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France :
- London, British Museum :
- Portrait of Nicolas Luckner, marshal of France;
- Crossing the Stream, after Philippe-Jacques de Loutherbourg;
- Mary Magdalen Contemplating A Crucifix, after Correggio;
- The Dance of the Muses, after Giulio Romano;
- Nicolas François de Neufchâteau;
- Christ Crowned With Thorns;
- The Sibyl
- Jean-Baptiste Treilhard, minister plenipotentiary to the Council of Rasdtadt.
- The Archangel Leading the Young Tobias.
- Love Disarmed.
- St Benedict's Vision.
- Adrien de lezay-Marnésia.
- Artemisia II.
- Rest in the countryside.
- Honoré-Gabriel Riqueti de Mirabeau.
- Claude Florimond Esmangard, counsellor of state.
- Jean Laurent Blessig.
- Portrait of Nicolas Luckner.
- Crossing the Stream.
- Mary Magdalen Contemplating A Crucifix.
- The Dance of the Muses.
- François de Neufchâteau.
- Christ Crowned With Thorns.
- The Sibyl.
- Jean-Baptiste Treilhard.