Pierre Lescot was an artist and architect born in Paris, France in 1515. Pierre cam from a fairly wealthy family whereas many artists come from a family of masons. There aren't many documents of Lescot's life, however he is believed to have spent most of his time in Paris. Although, because some of his works have Italian features, some people believe that he had traveled to Italy. Lescot is from a sufficiently prosperous family which allowed him to get an education in artistry, mathematics and architecture. Before Lescot began sketching and building his buildings he didn't have an extremely interesting life. As said in a poem by Pierre Ronsard, in his early years and youth he would always be in his room making drawings and paintings. He later would became more noticed for his architecture talent. Although Pierre was a talented drawer and painter he is more known for his architecture. Some of his most known pieces are the "Palais du Louvre" now more so known as "the Louvre Museum", he is also the architect of "The Henri II Staircase" and the "Fontaine des nymphes" (the Fountain of Nymphes). Pierre Lescot's patrons were King Francis I and Henry II. His first patron was King Francis I but when he died Henry II became his patron. Pierre Lescot's architecture very much exemplifies classicism.