David d’Angers (David d'Angers)

David d’Angers

French Artist.  A prolific sculptor and medalist, he is remembered for his work on the pediment of the Pantheon in Paris, France and the statue “Wounded Philopoemen” (1837) that resides in the Louvre Museum.  Born Pierre-Jean David, his father was a wood carver who joined the French Republican Army in their fight against the Chouans of La Vendée during the French Revolution.  After studying with Jean-Jacques Delusse, he moved to Paris in 1808 to study under Philippe-Laurent Roland and the following year under Jacques-Louis David, and changed his name to David D’Angers.  In 1810 he took second place prize at the École des Beaux-Arts for his sculptor “Othryades.”  The following year, he won the Prix de Rome foe his entry “Epaminondas” and spent the next five years in Italy.  After returning to Paris, he immersed himself in his work, creating notable works such as the busts of Armand de Bricqueville, Honoré de Balzac, Georges Culvier, along with statutes of Jean Bart, David de Pury, Xavier Bichat, and Gutenberg at Strassburg.  He was also noted for his cemetery monuments, including those of Greek General Markos Botsairs and French General Jacques-Nicholas Gobert.  He died at the age of 66. (bio by: William Bjornstad)

Born

  • March, 12, 1788
  • France

Died

  • January, 01, 1856
  • France

Cemetery

  • Cimetière du Père Lachaise
  • France

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