Anne Marie Tussaud (Tussaud Anne Marie)( Sculptor and founder of the Museum of Wax in London.)
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Biography Anne Marie Tussaud (Tussaud Anne Marie)
(1761-1850), born Grosholts
Born Dec. 7, 1761 in Strasbourg, in a German family, but preferred to live in Berne, Paris and in England and considered himself Swiss.
Her father died before the birth of girls, and the childhood she spent in the house of his uncle on his mother M. Curtius, which it adopted by a. A doctor by profession, Curtius was known as the creator of miniature portraits of wax and enamel. Together with his sister and niece, he moved to Paris, where he opened a waxworks and a workshop. Anna Marie soon discovered the brilliant ability to create lifelike wax sculpture portraits. At age 18 she began to teach the art of the Princess Elizabeth, sister of Louis XVI. After his uncle's death she inherited his business and soon in 1795 she married Francois Tussaud. After the conclusion of Peace of Amiens in 1802 she went to England to show their work there, and did not return to France. For 30 years Tussaud went to the British Isles, showing his collection, which is continually expanding and improving. At the age of 74, she settled in London, where she established a museum that bears her name today.
Madame Tussauds polnofigurnye manufactured the images of people, does show a remarkable resemblance to the originals. She used simulates color tinting, false hair, false glass eyes, costumes. Among the most famous works - the figure of Benjamin Franklin, Voltaire, her self-portrait at the age of 81 years and head of the dead, exhibited in 'a room of horrors' Wax Museum in London