Great french violin maker. Born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1758, during a short stay of its parents. His family was from Lorraine, France. He started after returning to Orléans, France, as an apprentice in his father’s workshop at the age of 12, around 1770. He left Orléans, to work in Paris in 1794 and opens his own workshop in 1798.
His instruments of great quality gave him the name of « Stradivarius français » or « french Stradivarius ». His violins are inspired by master Stradivari with a personal touch very evident on « f » holes, among others. He was the maker for bow instruments of Paris Conservatory winners, violin maker for la Chappelle Royale and he was given the title of Luthier de l’Ecole Royale de Musique. He took Charles-François Gand as an apprentice and became his successor, giving an important violin maker family. Lupot died in Paris in 1824.