Michel

Anguier

Artistic period 1651 to 1700

Nationality

French

Birth

ca. 1613 (Eu)

Death

1686 (Paris)

Biography

Michel Anguier (* 28. September 1612 in Eu in the French Département Seine-Maritime in the region Haute-Normandie; † 11. July 1686 in Paris) was a French sculptor and one of the main masters of French sculpture.

His brother François Anguier was also a sculptor.

Michel Anguier began his training with Simon Guillain in Paris. This training was followed by an almost ten-year training stay in Rome. One of his first works was the tomb of the Duke of Montmorency, created together with his brother François. In 1654 and 1655 he worked on the sculptural decoration of the rooms of Anna of Austria in the Louvre in Paris.

Among his most famous works are the relief at the Porte Saint-Denis, which he began in 1674. It shows Louis XIV's victory over Holland and the crossing of the Rhine. Another masterpiece is the depiction of the birth of Jesus in the church of Val-de-Grâce.