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Jean Antoine Houdon

Bust of Jefferson by Houdon

Jean-Antoine Houdon (March 25, 1741 - July 15, 1828) was a French sculptor

Jean-Antoine Houdon was born in Versailles. As a sculptor, he became famous for his busts and statues of the great thinkers and doers of the time, including those of Denis Diderot (1771), Benjamin Franklin (1778), Thomas Jefferson (1789), Napoleon, Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1778), Voltaire (1781), and George Washington (1788).

Jean Antoine Houdon died in Paris and was interred at the Cimetiere de Montparnasse.