Michel Claude Clodion
(1738 - 1814)
Michel Claude Clodion was active/lived in France. Michel Clodion is known for allegorical terra cotta figure sculpture.
Biography Michel Claude Clodion
Claude Michel, known as Clodion, was a French sculptor in the Rococo style, especially noted for his works in terracotta.
He was born in Nancy. Here and probably in Lille he spent the earlier years of his life. In 1755 he came to Paris and entered the workshop of Lambert Sigisbert Adam, his maternal uncle, a clever sculptor. He remained four years in this workshop, and on the death of his uncle became a pupil of J. B. Pigalle. In 1759 he obtained the grand prize for sculpture at the Académie Royale; in 1761 he obtained the first silver medal for studies from models; and in 1762 he went to Rome. Here his activity was considerable between 1767 and 1771.
Catherine II of Russia was eager to secure his presence in St Petersburg, bu
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