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François Lucas

 (1736 - 1815)
François Lucas was active/lived in France.  Francois Lucas is known for sculpture.

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FRANCOIS LUCAS

François Lucas studied with his father Pierre Lucas (1691-1752), one of the founders of the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts de Toulouse.  In 1761 François won the First Prize of Sculpture there with David and Abigail, a bas-relief, and three years later he was named professor.  In 1774 we find Lucas in Carrara, planning his great bas-relief, The Junction of the Canal des Deux-Mers, seventeen meters in length (Canal des Deux-Mers, Toulouse).  Most all of the sculptor's works are in the Musée des Augustins in Toulouse - in the museum that Lucas himself founded.  Lucas was a great art collector, mainly interested in ancient medals and inscriptions.  His own works (donated to the mu   ...  Displaying 750 of 2231 characters.

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