Pierre-Charles Simart

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pediment at the Pavillon de l’Horloge, Louvre, Paris

Pierre-Charles Simart (born in Troyes on 27 June 1806, died in Paris on 27 May 1857) was a French sculptor.

The son of a carpenter from Troyes in Champagne, Simart was the pupil of Antoine Desbœuf, Charles Dupaty, Jean-Pierre Cortot and James Pradier. In 1833, he won the first Grand Prix of Rome for sculpture with a relief Le Vieillard et les enfants.

He was an elected member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in 1852.

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  • (French) Emmanuel Schwartz, Les Sculptures de l'École des Beaux-Arts de Paris. Histoire, doctrines, catalogue, École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 2003

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