Pierre Paul Sevin (1646-c.1710) was born in Tournon, France. The son of an artist, Sevin was encouraged by his father to enter his profession and Sevin continued after his father's death in 1658. Sevin developed a reputation as an illustrator, although he is not as well-known as some of his contemporaries. Due to his Jesuit upbringing, Sevin dedicated much of his time to illustrating private Jesuit books.