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Guillaume Coustou The Elder

Guillaume Coustou The Elder Biography

Sculptor


ABOUT
French sculptor and academic who made marble busts, such as Daphne chased by Apollo and Hercule sur le bûcher.
BEFORE FAME
He won the Colbert prize and received a 4 year scholarship to the French Academy in Rome, but soon left.

FAMILY LIFE
His brother was French sculptor Nicolas Coustou.
ASSOCIATED WITH
He and Max Beckmann both had work in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
TRIVIA
He is best known for the famous statue the "Horse Tamers".

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