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Pierre Paul Puget

Born: 1622 AD
Died: 1694 AD, at 72 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Artists, Painters


1622 - Pierre Paul Puget, born on the 31st of October in Marseille. He was a French painter, sculptor, architect and engineer.

1643 - He returned to Marseille, where he painted portraits and carved the colossal figure-heads of men-of-war.

1636 - At the age of fourteen he carved the ornaments of the galleys built in the port of his native city, and at sixteen the decoration and construction of a ship were entrusted to him.

1646 - He painted a great number of pictures for Aix-en-Provence, Toulon, Cuers and La Ciotat, and sculptured a large marble group of the Virgin and Child for the church of Lorgues.

1655 - 1657 - His caryatides for the balcony of the Hôtel de Ville of Toulon were executed.

1664 - Here he crafted for Sublet des Noyers his French Hercules (Louvre), the statues of St Sebastian and of Alexandre Sauli in the church of Santa Maria di Carignano, and many other works.

1669 - He again took up his old work in the dockyards of Toulon.

1682 - 1685 - His statue of Milo (Louvre) had been completed, Perseus and Andromeda (Louvre); and Alexander and Diogenes (bas-relief, Louvre).

1685 - He went back to Marseille, where he continued the long series of works of sculpture on which he had been employed by Colbert.

1688 - He push forward the execution of an equestrian statue of Louis XIV, found court intrigues too much for him.

1694 - Died on the 2nd of December.


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