Augustin Pajou

French artist (1730-1809)

Augustin Pajou (19 September 1730 – 8 May 1809) was a French sculptor. He is known for his portraits of celebrities.

Bust of Louis XVI, by Pajou, 1779 (Palace of Versailles).

Biography change

Augustin Pajou was born in Paris. He studied sculpture with Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne the Younger. At the age of 18, he wins the Prix de Rome.