Bernard, Samuel a Parisian painter and engraver, was born in 1615, and studied under Simon Vouet. His merit procured him a professorship in the Royal Academy of Painting at Paris. He died in 1687. The following are some of his sacred works: The Crucifixion; The Virgin Mary with the Dead Christ; The Ascension; The Flight into Egypt. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.