Jean-Antoine Houdon

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Birthday
20, 1741
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Jul 15, 1828 (87)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
20, 1741
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Jul 15, 1828 (87)

About

French neoclassical sculptor famous for his portrait busts and statues of philosophers, inventors and political figures.

Before Fame

He studied at the Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture and at the École royale des élèves protégés.

Trivia

He became a member of the Académie de peinture et de sculpture and then became a professor.

Family Life

He married Marie-Ange-Cecile Langlois in 1786 and they had three daughters.

Associated With

He created a marble bust of Voltaire.