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Pilon, Germain

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00142025
Pilon, Germain

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French, 16th century, male.

Born c. 1535, in Paris; died 3 February 1590, in Paris.

Sculptor. Funerary monuments (recumbent statues).

Pilon was a prolific sculptor who was equally at home working in marble, stone, bronze and wood. He was the son of a stonecutter and received his early schooling at the hands of his father before going on to study under Pierre Bontemps, with whom he collaborated on the tomb of François I (...

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Subjects: Sculpture and Carving ; 17th-Century Art ; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400)

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