He was first shepherd, then sculptor in his late life. In 1800, he became the pupil of Jean-Antoine Houdon, then that of sculptor Philippe-Laurent Roland and the painter Jacques-Louis David. In 1809, he won the Prix de Rome for sculpture with a relief Dédale attachant des ailes à son fils Icare and then went to the Villa Medici.
- Zéphyr et Psyché 1814, group, marble, Paris, musée du Louvre
- Le Roi de Rome (1811), bust, marble, château de Chimay
- Portrait d'Elfriede Clarke de Feltre, bust, marble, Nantes, Musée des Beaux-Arts
- Buste du Duc de Berry (Duke of Berry) en costume militaire, bronze, Paris, musée du Louvre