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1834, Aug 21904, Oct 4
a French sculptor who is best known for designing Liberty Enlightening the World, commonly known as the Statue of Liberty. In 1853, Bartholdi submitted a Good Samaritan-themed sculptural group to the Paris Salon of 1853. The statue was later recreated in bronze. Within two years of his Salon debut, Bartholdi was commissioned by his hometown of Colmar to sculpt a bronze memorial of Jean Rapp, a Napoleonic General. In 1855 and 1856 Bartholdi traveled in Yemen and Egypt with travel companions such as Jean-Léon Gérôme and other "orientalist" painters.
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04/02/1834-Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, sculptor of the Statue of Liberty, is born
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