David d'Angers

(1788 - 1856)
Pierre-Jean David was a French sculptor, medalist and active freemason. He adopted the name David d'Angers, following his entry into the studio of the painter Jacques-Louis David in 1809 as a way of both expressing his patrimony and distinguishing himself from the master painter.

He was born in Angers in 1788. His father was a wood carver and orna...
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