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HOUDON, Jean Antoine (1741 - 1828), Sculptor, founder

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
HOUDON, Jean Antoine (1741 - 1828), Sculptor, founder

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 20 March 1741, in Versailles; died 15 July 1828, in Paris.

Sculptor, founder. Religious subjects, figures, portraits, anatomical subjects. Busts.

[not available online]Jean Antoine Houdon's father, Jacques Houdon, was successively servant to Monsieur de Lamotte, wine merchant and, more significantly, in 1743 caretaker of the Louvre École des Élèves Protégés. This last position would determine his son's

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