Etienne Maurice Falconet

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Birthday
1, 1716
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Jan 4, 1791 (74)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
1, 1716
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Jan 4, 1791 (74)

About

Considered among the first rank of French Rococo sculptors, he sculpted The Bronze Horseman, a monument to Peter the Great.

Before Fame

He was apprenticed to a carpenter, but then was recognized for his clay figures.

Trivia

Many of his pieces demonstrate the influence of theater and ballet.

Family Life

He was born to a poor family in Paris.

Associated With

He was invited to Russia by Catherine the Great.