(born Oct. 16, 1620, at or near Marseille, France—died Dec. 2, 1694, Marseille) French sculptor, painter, and architect. As a young man he was employed by Pietro da Cortona to work on the ceiling decorations of the Pitti Palace in Florence. Thereafter he worked chiefly in France as a painter and sculptor. While his work is in the tradition of Roman Baroque, such sculptures as Milo of Crotona (c. 1671–82), in which the athlete is attacked by a lion while his hand is caught in a tree stump, show a strain and anguish that suggest the works of Michelangelo.
Birth Place: Marseille, France
Death Place: Marseille, France
Name: Puget, Pierre or Pierre Puget
Activity: French sculptor
Keywords: Puget, Pierre, marble work, French, Pierre Puget, France, sculpture, Louis XIV style, Marseille, Baroque art and architecture
The French sculptor Pierre Puget was born in Marseilles. He spent the years 1640 to 1643 in Rome and Florence working under Pietro...
He was from Marseilles, but spent time in Italy in 1640-3, where he worked with Cortona on the Pitti Palace , as well as...