French sculptor known for designing the Statue of Liberty. He also created the statue of Marquis de Lafayette in Union Square in New York City.
He attended the Lycee Louis-le-Grand in Paris and then went on to study architecture at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts.
The Statue of Liberty was the highest structure in New York at the time it was erected.
He married Jeanne-Emilie Baheux Puysieux in 1875.
He and Gustave Eiffel both worked on the Statue of Liberty.