Philippe Grass

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Philippe Grass (born in Wolxheim on May 6, 1801, died in Strasbourg on 9 April 1876), was a French sculptor.

Tomb of Émile Souvestre, by Philippe Grass

It was a pupil of Landolin Ohmacht and Baron François Joseph Bosio. From 1820 to 1823, he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris. After his come back to Alsace, he was appointed sculptor of the Fondation de l'l’Œuvre Notre-Dame in Strasbourg. In 1865, he became a knight of the Legion of Honor. He made the portrait of his friend Émile Souvestre on his tomb at the Père Lachaise Cemetery.

Selected Works[edit]

  • Statue du général Jean-Baptiste Kléber, bronze, 1840
  • Statue du préfet Adrien de Lezay-Marnésia, 1845, in Strasbourg
  • Jugement dernier, on the facade of the cathedral of Strasbourg
  • Icare déployant ses ailes, 1831
  • Suzanne au bain, 1834
  • Jeune Paysanne, 1839