Houdon, Jean-Antuan( French sculptor)
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Houdon, Jean-Antuan - Houdon, Jean-Antoine (1741-1828) - French sculptor. One of the most famous in his era. His work is in the Louvre, the Hermitage, etc.. Before the Revolution, traveled to Europe. For some time he worked in Russia. In 1785, Mr.. performed the first statue of Washington. After the revolution, along with Shode, was the main implementer of the sculpture commissioned by. When the Empire served sculptures members of the imperial family, the marshals and generals. He performed the giant statue of Napoleon to Boulogne columns. He continued his work after the fall of the empire. In 1814 in Paris, completed a bust of Tsar Alexander I.