French sculptor and medallist known for his pediment of the Pantheon and his marble Wounded Philopoemen in the Louvre.
He studied in the studio of Jean-Jacques Delusse and then went to Paris to study under Philippe-Laurent Roland.
He was born Pierre-Jean David, but adopted the name David d'Angers once he became an artist.
His father was a wood carver and sculptor.
His work was admired by writer Victor Hugo.