Charles Picard

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Charles Picard (7 June 1883 – 15 December 1965) was a prominent Classical archaeologist and historian of ancient Greek art. He is best known for his multi-volume, monumental survey, Manuel d'archéologie grecque: La sculpture. Volume I (7-6th centuries BCE), was published in 1935. He completed the second fascicule of Volume IV (4th century BCE) in 1963. Picard was elected member of the Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres in 1932.

His children were the historian Gilbert Charles-Picard and Yvonne Picard, a member of the French Resistance, who died at Auschwitz concentration camp in 1943.