David d'Angers

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Birthday
12, 1788
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Jan 4, 1856 (67)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
12, 1788
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Jan 4, 1856 (67)

About

French sculptor and medallist known for his pediment of the Pantheon and his marble Wounded Philopoemen in the Louvre.

Before Fame

He studied in the studio of Jean-Jacques Delusse and then went to Paris to study under Philippe-Laurent Roland.

Trivia

He was born Pierre-Jean David, but adopted the name David d'Angers once he became an artist.

Family Life

His father was a wood carver and sculptor.

Associated With

His work was admired by writer Victor Hugo.