Falguière, Jean-Alexandre-Joseph, (French, 1831-1900)

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Jean-Alexandre-Joseph Falguière, most commonly known as Alexandre Falguiere, was an important French sculptor of the late 19th Century. He rose to prominence after having studied at the Ecole des Beax-Arts in Paris, and won the medal of honour at the Paris Salon in 1868.

His sculptures were mostly in marble or plaster, and were often inspired by mythological themes, including statues of the Roman goddesses Diana (1882) and the statue Juno and the Peacock (completed c. 1890). His sculptures are currently on display in renowned museums such as the Musee d'Orsay in Paris, and the Luxembourg Museum.