Paul Landowski

Paul Landowski

Paul Maximilien Landowski (June 4, 1875 – March 27, 1961) was a French monumental sculptor of Polish ancestry.

He was born in Paris to refugees of the Polish January Uprising, and died in Boulogne-Billancourt. A graduate of the French national academy, he won the Prix de Rome in 1900 with his statue of David, and went on to a fifty-five year career that produced over thirty five monuments in the city of Paris and twelve more in the surrounding area. Among those is the Art Deco figure of St. Genivieve on the 1928 Pont de la Tournelle.

The single best-known work associated with Landowski is the 1931 Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, a collaboration with civil engineer Heitor da Silva Costa; some sources indicate Landowski designed Christ's head and hands.

From 1933 through 1937 he was Director of the French Academy in Rome. He was the father of the painter, Nadine Landowski (1908-1943), the composer Marcel Landowski (1915-1999) and the pianist and painter, Françoise Landowski-Caillet (1917-2007).

A museum dedicated to Landowski's work is in the Boulogne-Billancourt suburb of Paris with over 100 works on display.


External links

* [ Web gallery of twentieth Century figure sculpture]

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