Jean-Antoine Houdon, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jean-Antoine Houdon

French artist

Date of Birth: 20-Mar-1741

Place of Birth: Versailles, Île-de-France, France

Date of Death: 20-Jul-1828

Profession: sculptor

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Jean-Antoine Houdon

  • Jean-Antoine Houdon (French pronunciation: ?[??~n??~twan ud?~]) (25 March 1741 – 15 July 1828) was a French neoclassical sculptor. Houdon is famous for his portrait busts and statues of philosophers, inventors and political figures of the Enlightenment.
  • Houdon's subjects included Denis Diderot (1771), Benjamin Franklin (1778-1809), Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1778), Voltaire (1781), Molière (1781), George Washington (1785–1788), Thomas Jefferson (1789), Louis XVI (1790), Robert Fulton, (1803–04), and Napoléon Bonaparte (1806).

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