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MASSON, François (1745 - 1807), Sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
MASSON, François (1745 - 1807), Sculptor

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 1745, in La Vieille-Lyre; died 18 December 1807, in Paris.


Masson was the pupil of G. Coustou. He exhibited at the Salon for the first time in 1793, and held a distinguished position in the art world. In 1801 he exhibited at the Salon the busts of Kléber and Caffarell, which had been commissioned for the Galerie des Consuls at

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