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Etienne Maurice Falconet

Etienne Maurice Falconet Biography

Sculptor


ABOUT
Considered among the first rank of French Rococo sculptors, he sculpted The Bronze Horseman, a monument to Peter the Great.
BEFORE FAME
He was apprenticed to a carpenter, but then was recognized for his clay figures.

FAMILY LIFE
He was born to a poor family in Paris.
ASSOCIATED WITH
He was invited to Russia by Catherine the Great.
TRIVIA
Many of his pieces demonstrate the influence of theater and ballet.

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