(1620 - 1694)
Pierre Puget was active/lived in France. Pierre Puget is known for sculpture.
Biography Pierre Puget
Famous French baroque sculptor, painter and architect. Recognised as the best representative of classical French spirit in sculpture, as Nicolas Poussin was for painting.
He trained first as a painter. He travelled to Italy where he worked in Pietro da Cortona´s workshop, returning to Marseille in 1643. From 1655 onwards he dedicated himself exclusively to marble sculpture.
Some examples from among his most renowned sculptures include "Milo of Croton” bought by King Louis XIV, and placed at that time in the park at Versailles, also, his "Perseus and Andromeda”, the "Atlases” at the sides of the door of Toulon Town Hall etc.
His work can be found in a plethora of museums, including the Louvre, the Rouen Fine Arts Museum and the Cleveland
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