Souchon, Francois, a French painter, was born at Alais, Nov. 19, 1785, and was early sent by his parents, who were simple artisans, to Paris, in order to improve his talents under the tuition of David, and afterwards of Gros. He soon began to paint sacred subjects for a livelihood, and in 1823 accompanied his friend Sigalon to Rome, where he aided Michael Angelo on his, cartoons. In 1838 he was made professor in the school of design at Lille, but retired in 1853, and died April 5, 1857. His works are of moderate merit. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.