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Summary Article: Puget, Pierre
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(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

Gender: male

Nationality: French

Activity: French sculptor

Keywords: Puget, Pierre, marble work, French, Pierre Puget, France, sculpture, Louis XIV style, Marseille, Baroque art and architecture

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