Born in Dijon on October 29, 1754, Claude Ramey won the Academy's Grand Prix with The Good Samaritan in 1782, which allowed him to stay at the Académie de France's villa for four years, where young artists received further training and explored Rome's vast collections of ancient, Renaissance, Baroque and modern art. The sculptor was heavily influenced by the neoclassical style, which dominated the scene during his period of formation. During the Revolution (1792-93), Ramey worked at the Panthéon - the Musée Carnavalet in Paris has a bas-relief of Architecture, which reflects that commission. Then he did decorative work on Napoleonic monuments, for instance, a bas-relief on the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
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