Guillaume Coustou The Elder

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Birthday
29, 1677
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Feb 22, 1746 (68)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
29, 1677
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Feb 22, 1746 (68)

About

French sculptor and academic who made marble busts, such as Daphne chased by Apollo and Hercule sur le bûcher.

Before Fame

He won the Colbert prize and received a 4 year scholarship to the French Academy in Rome, but soon left.

Trivia

He is best known for the famous statue the "Horse Tamers".

Family Life

His brother was French sculptor Nicolas Coustou.

Associated With

He and Max Beckmann both had work in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.