Famous French Sculptors

Find out more about the greatest French Sculptors, including Marcel Duchamp, Edgar Degas, Auguste Rodin, Gustave Courbet and Georges Braque.

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 1 Marcel Duchamp

Marcel Duchamp
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: July 28, 1887
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: French, American
Died: October 2, 1968
French-American painter and sculptor Marcel Duchamp is remembered for his association with movements such as Cubism and Dadaism. A significant figure in conceptual art, he was against art that was meant to just cater to the eyes. He was also a skilled chess player and carved his own chess set.

 2 Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas
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Famous As: Impressionist Painter
Birthdate: July 19, 1834
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: French
Died: September 27, 1917

French Impressionist artist Edgar Degas is best remembered for his oil paintings and pastel drawings and for his signature use of dancers and bathing women as themes in his works such as Fin d'Arabesque and Woman in a Tub. He had also experimented with bronze sculptures and called himself a realist.

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 3 Camille Claudel

Camille Claudel
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: December 8, 1864
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: French
Died: October 19, 1943

French sculptor Camille Claudel is also popularly known as legendary sculptor Auguste Rodin’s student, mistress, and muse. Claudel also contributed to many of Rodin’s masterpieces but never got any credit for it. After her relationship with Rodin soured, she became alienated and eventually died in an asylum.

 4 Dora Maar

Dora Maar
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Famous As: Photographer, Artist, Painter, Poet, Choreographer, Sculptor, Model
Birthdate: November 22, 1907
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: French
Died: July 16, 1997

 5 Georges Braque

Georges Braque
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Famous As: Sculptor, Painter, Engraver
Birthdate: May 13, 1882
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: French
Died: August 31, 1963

 6 Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: December 25, 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: French, American
Died: May 31, 2010

Louise Bourgeois was a French-American artist best remembered for her large-scale installation art and sculpture. Also a prolific printmaker and painter, Bourgeois explored a variety of themes, such as sexuality and death. In 1997, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts. In 2009, she was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame.

 7 Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi

Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi
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Famous As: Sculptor, Architect
Birthdate: August 2, 1834
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: French
Died: October 4, 1904
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 8 Niki de Saint Phalle

Niki de Saint Phalle
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: October 29, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: French
Died: May 21, 2002

Niki de Saint Phalle was a French-American painter, sculptor, and filmmaker. She gained prominence as a monumental sculptor as not many women were renowned for their skills as monumental sculptors. Also remembered for her social work, Niki was one of the earliest artists to spread awareness about AIDS through art. She also wrote extensively in English and French.

 9 Jean Marais

Jean Marais
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Famous As: Film actor, Actor, Sculptor, Painter, Theatre director, Film director, Autobiographer
Birthdate: December 11, 1913
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: French
Died: November 8, 1998

 10 Rosa Bonheur

Rosa Bonheur
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Famous As: Painter, Sculptor
Birthdate: March 16, 1822
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: French
Died: May 25, 1899

 11 Victor Vasarely

Victor Vasarely
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Famous As: Painter, Visual artist, Sculptor
Birthdate: April 9, 1906
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: French, Hungarian
Died: March 15, 1997

 12 Gustave Moreau

Gustave Moreau
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Famous As: Illustrator
Birthdate: April 6, 1826
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: French
Died: April 18, 1898

 13 Jean Arp

Jean Arp
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: September 16, 1886
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: German, French
Died: June 7, 1966

 14 Honoré Daumier

Honoré Daumier
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Famous As: Painter, Draftsperson, Caricaturist, Sculptor, Lithographer, Engraver
Birthdate: February 26, 1808
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: French
Died: February 10, 1879

 15 Jean Dubuffet

Jean Dubuffet
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Famous As: Painter, Sculptor, Visual artist, Writer
Birthdate: July 31, 1901
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: French
Died: May 12, 1985

 16 Arman

Arman
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: November 17, 1928
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: French, American
Died: October 22, 2005

 17 Maurice de Vlaminck

Maurice de Vlaminck
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Famous As: Painter, Writer, Sculptor, Graphic artist
Birthdate: April 4, 1876
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: French
Died: October 11, 1958

 18 Pierre Soulages

Pierre Soulages
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Famous As: Painter, Copperplate engraver, Sculptor
Birthdate: December 24, 1919
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: French

 19 Hans Bellmer

Hans Bellmer
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Famous As: Painter, Sculptor, Photographer, Engraver
Birthdate: March 13, 1902
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: French
Died: February 23, 1975

 20 Christian Boltanski

Christian Boltanski
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Famous As: Painter, Visual artist, Photographer, Sculptor
Birthdate: September 6, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: French

 21 Aristide Maillol

Aristide Maillol
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Famous As: Sculptor, Painter, Engraver
Birthdate: December 8, 1861
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: French
Died: September 27, 1944

 22 Daniel Buren

Daniel Buren
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Famous As: Painter, Sculptor, Artist
Birthdate: March 25, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: French

 23 François Rude

François Rude
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: January 4, 1784
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: French
Died: November 3, 1855

 24 Antoine Bourdelle

Antoine Bourdelle
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Famous As: Sculptor, Painter
Birthdate: October 30, 1861
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: French
Died: October 1, 1929

 25 César Baldaccini

César Baldaccini
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: January 1, 1921
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: French
Died: December 6, 1998

 26 Henri Gaudier-Brzeska

Henri Gaudier-Brzeska
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: October 4, 1891
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: French
Died: June 5, 1915

 27 Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux

Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: May 11, 1827
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: French
Died: October 11, 1875

 28 Jacqueline Piatigorsky

Jacqueline Piatigorsky
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Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: November 6, 1911
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: French, American
Died: July 15, 2012

 29 Gislebertus

Gislebertus
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: French

 30 André Lhote

André Lhote
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 5, 1885
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: French
Died: January 24, 1962

 31 Ludmilla Tchérina

Ludmilla Tchérina
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Famous As: Ballerina
Birthdate: October 10, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: French
Died: March 21, 2004

 32 François-Thomas Germain

François-Thomas Germain
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Famous As: Silversmith
Birthdate: April 17, 1726
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: French
Died: January 23, 1791

 33 Raymond Duchamp-Villon

Raymond Duchamp-Villon
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: November 5, 1876
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: French
Died: October 9, 1918

 34 Eugène Carrière

Eugène Carrière
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: January 16, 1849
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: French
Died: March 27, 1906

 35 François Morellet

François Morellet
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: April 30, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: French
Died: May 10, 2016

 36 Étienne Maurice Falconet

Étienne Maurice Falconet
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: December 1, 1716
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: French
Died: January 24, 1791

 37 Ernest Meissonier

Ernest Meissonier
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: February 21, 1815
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: French
Died: January 31, 1891

 38 Jean Goujon

Jean Goujon
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: 1510 AD
Nationality: French
Died: 1565 AD

 39 Jules Dalou

Jules Dalou
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: December 31, 1838
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: French
Died: April 15, 1902

 40 Eustache Le Sueur

Eustache Le Sueur
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: November 19, 1616
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: French
Died: April 30, 1655

 41 David d'Angers

David d'Angers
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: March 12, 1788
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: French
Died: January 4, 1856

 42 Claus Sluter

Claus Sluter
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: 1340 AD
Nationality: Netherlands Antilles, French
Died: 1405 AD

 43 Albert Carrier-Belleuse

Albert Carrier-Belleuse
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: June 12, 1824
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: French
Died: June 4, 1887

 44 Gaston Lachaise

Gaston Lachaise
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: March 19, 1882
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: French, American
Died: October 18, 1935

 45 Medardo Rosso

Medardo Rosso
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: June 21, 1858
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: French, Italian
Died: March 31, 1928

 46 Jean-Baptiste Pigalle

Jean-Baptiste Pigalle
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: January 26, 1714
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: French
Died: August 20, 1785

 47 Pierre Puget

Pierre Puget
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: October 16, 1620
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: French
Died: December 2, 1694

 48 François Girardon

François Girardon
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: March 10, 1628
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: French
Died: September 1, 1715

 49 Germain Pilon

Germain Pilon
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: 1525 AD
Nationality: French
Died: February 3, 1590

 50 Henri Laurens

Henri Laurens
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: February 18, 1885
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: French
Died: May 5, 1954