Antonin Mercie

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Birthday
30, 1845
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Dec 13, 1916 (71)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
30, 1845
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Dec 13, 1916 (71)

About

French sculptor and painter known for his monuments of Robert E. Lee, Marquis de Lafayette, and Francis Scott Key.

Before Fame

He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, under Alexandre Falguiere and François Jouffroy.

Trivia

He won the Grand Prix de Rome at the age of 23.

Family Life

His parents raised him in Toulouse.

Associated With

He made a bronze statue of Robert E. Lee which is in Richmond, Virginia.