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 Jean-Baptiste Giraud  (1752 - 1830)

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Lived/Active: France      Known for: sculpture

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BIOGRAPHY for Jean-Baptiste Giraud
1752 (Aix-en-Provence, France)
1830 (Bouleaux, France)


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Giraud, born in Aix-en-Provence on 21 June 1752, is regarded as a self-taught sculptor, however, one who entered the French academic system, having been named an associate (agréé) in 1788 and a full academician a year later.  At that point he presented his most famous statue, the marble Dying Achilles (Salon of 1789; now in the Musée Granet, Aix-en-Provence).  The figure, very well received, according to Jean-Georges Wille, shows the warrior stretched out in pain, attempting (showing 500 of 5550 characters).

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