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Georges-Philippe Clésinger, 1788-1852

Nationality: French
Date of Birth: 1788
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Date of Death: 1852
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Identity:

Georges-Philippe Clésinger was a sculptor. His son was the better known painter and sculptor Jean-Baptiste Auguste Clésinger (1814-1883).

Life:

He studied with the neo-classicist sculptor François-Josephe Bosio (1768-1845). He is remembered both as a sculptor of religious subjects (notably his six groups of figures for the Church of Sainte-Madeleine, Besançon, Franche-Comté) and as a teacher - Clésinger taught at the Ecole de dessin et de sculpture de Besançon.

Bibliography:

Bénézit, E., Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, 8 vols, 1956-61.