Jean-Pierre Cortot (August 20, 1787 – August 12, 1843) was a French sculptor.
Cortot worked in an austere, correct, academic neo-classical style, heir to both classic French models from the late 18th Century, and the Greco-Roman tradition. His art took on a more romantic expression towards the end of his life.
Appointed a professor at the Ecole, as the successor of Charles Dupaty, he was made a member of the Académie des beaux-arts in 1825 (also replacing Dupaty in that role). He was also made an Officer of the Légion d'honneur in 1841.
Among his students are Joseph-Marius Ramus, Jean-Jacques Feuchère, Pierre-Charles Simart, Jean-Auguste Barre, and the animalier Pierre Louis Rouillard. A street in Montmartre bears his name, and Cortot's grave can be found at Père Lachaise Cemetery.
- The soldier of Marathon announcing victory, in the Louvre, 1822–1834
- Daphnis and Chloe, in the Louvre, 1824–1827
- Marble equestrian statue of Louis XIII, in the Place des Vosges (begun by Louis Dupaty), 1825
- Silver statue of the Virgin at the Notre-Dame de la Garde, Marseilles, 1829
- The Apotheosis of Napoleon the First, or The Triumph of 1810, bas-relief on the Arc de Triomphe, Paris, 1833
- Place de la Concorde: the French cities, statues representing Brest and Rouen, 1835–1838
- Tomb of Casimir Pierre Périer, including three bas-reliefs of Eloquence, Justice and Strength, Père Lachaise Cemetery, 1837
- France, between Liberty and Public Order, 18-figure pediment sculpture for the Palais Bourbon, for the renovation architect Bernard Poyet, Paris, 1841
- Bust of Jean-Baptiste Budes, Comte de Guébriant at the Galerie des Batailles, Paris
- Marie Antoinette sustained by religion, Chapelle expiatoire, Paris
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