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Faire entendre sa voix

French sculptor Charles Antoine Coysevox (kwa-zuh-vo) was born on September 29, 1640. He was an early bloomer, producing his first statue of note when he was only 17. Fortunately for him, he caught the eye of Charles Le Brun, the … Continue reading

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Ce que l’on ne voit plus que dans sa mémoire

French Impressionist artist Hilaire Germain Edgar de Gas, better known as Edgar Degas (Duhgah), was born on July 19, 1834. Unlike most of that band of artists, however, Degas was not a plein air painter. He preferred “ce que l’on … Continue reading

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Sage comme une image

French sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon was born on March 20, 1741. Houdon’s father was a servant in the household of someone with important connections to the royal art world. The Versailles native won the Prix de Rome and spent ten years in … Continue reading

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