Claude Michel

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Birthday
20, 1738
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Mar 29, 1814 (75)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
20, 1738
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Mar 29, 1814 (75)

About

French sculptor in the Rococo style who went by the name Clodion. His works are held at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Bowes Museum, among others.

Before Fame

He went to Paris and studied in the workshop of Lambert Sigisbert Adam, his maternal uncle.

Trivia

His best known works are a statue of Montesquieu, a Dying Cleopatra, and a chimneypiece in the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Family Life

He married Catherine Flore in 1782.

Associated With

Catherine the Great wanted him to come to Russia, but he declined.