The landscape and marine painter Alexandre-Jean NoŽl was born on July 25, 1752 in Brie-Comte-Robert. He was the son of Alexis Nicolas NoŽl (1792Ė1871). At the age of 16, in 1769, he participated in the scientific expedition of the Venus Transit to Baja California in Mexico.Alexandre-Jean NoŽl served as the expedition illustrator and documented the native people and the lizards. A short time later, the secretary of the Acadťmie Royale recommended the purchase of the artistís Mexico pictures for the royal collection. These works are currently in the Louvre. After his journey, NoŽl returned to Paris and settled down. He began painting landscapes, views of the city, and marine pictures here. Alexandre-Jean NoŽl also painted the harbors on his travels to Spain and Portugal. From the years 1779 to 1822, he sent his works to the salon.
Alexandre-Jean NoŽl died in January of 1832 in Paris.