Francois Rude

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Birthday
4, 1784
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Nov 3, 1855 (71)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
4, 1784
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Nov 3, 1855 (71)

About

French sculptor who was the stepfather of sculptor Paul Cabet. He sculpted Mercury fastening his sandals and Jeanne d' Arc.

Before Fame

He worked for his father as a stovemaker until he was 16.

Trivia

He received the cross of the Legion of Honour for his statue of a Neapolitan Fisher Boy playing with a Tortoise.

Family Life

He married the painter Sophie Fremiet.

Associated With

He and Albert Feraud are both well known sculptors from France.