Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi (2 August 1834, Colmar, Haut-Rhin – 4 October 1904) was a French sculptor who is best known for designing the Statue of Liberty.

Works in Colmar

Bartholdi's hometown Colmar prides itself with a number of statues and monuments by the sculptor, as well as with a museum, founded in 1922 in the house in which he was born, at 30 Rue des Marchands.

  • Monument du Général Rapp – 1856 (first shown 1855 in Paris. Bartholdi's earliest major work)
  • Fontaine Schongauer – 1863 (in front of the Unterlinden Museum)
  • Fontaine de l'Amiral Bruat – 1864
  • Fontaine Roeselmann – 1888
  • Monument Hirn – 1894
  • Fontaine Schwendi – 1898
  • Statue "Les grands soutiens du monde" − 1902 (in the courtyard of the museum)

Other major works

Bartholdi's other major works includes a variety of statues at Clermont-Ferrand, in Paris, and in other places. Notable works include the following:

See also

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