Jean Antoine Houdon - The Encyclopedia of Fine Arts - Artist, Painter  Jean Antoine Houdon

Place: Versailles

Born: 1741

Death: 1828

Nationality: France


Jean-Antoine Houdon (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑ̃n‿ɑ̃twan udɔ̃]) (25 March 1741 – 15 July 1828) was a French neoclassical sculptor. Houdon is famous for his portrait busts and statues of philosophers, inventors and political figures of the Enlightenment. Houdon's subjects included Denis Diderot (1771), Benjamin Franklin (1778-09), Jean-Jacques Rouss...

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