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 James Pradier

James Pradier

Birth
Geneva, Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
Death 4 Jun 1852 (aged 62)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Plot Division 24
Memorial ID 7786 · View Source
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Artist. Born in Geneva, Switzerland, he was a French sculptor best known for his work in the 19th Century neoclassical style. In 1809, he entered the studio of François-Frédéric Lemot to study sculpture and registered at the École des Beaux-Arts in February 1811. Pradier won the Prix de Rome in 1813, then studied in Italy and upon his return to Paris with his Salon debut in 1819, he showed two sculptures that he had executed in Rome. Through the years, his prestigious commissions are remembered for his female nudes and erotic groups that were largely designed as objects of desire for male spectators. He was elected professor of sculpture at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in 1827 and sold more Salon entries to the French Government than any other sculptor from his time. His work is displayed in art museum sites and image archives worldwide.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 19 Dec 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7786
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Pradier (23 May 1790–4 Jun 1852), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7786, citing Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .