|PAINTER, SCULPTOR (FRANCE)|
BORN 26 Oct 1780, Grasse, Alpes-Maritimes - DIED 10 Nov 1850, Paris|
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 21)
Alexandre-Évariste Fragonard was the son of the famous painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard. Possibly the painter Marguerite Gérard was his mother, but he was raised by his father's wife Marie-Anne Fragonard, who was Marguerite's sister. He was trained as a painter by his father and by Jacques-Louis David.
His painting "François Ier armé chevalier" is at the Louvre in Paris and he painted "François Ier recevant le Primatice" for a ceiling of that same Louvre. He also worked as a sculptor and he created the pediment of the Chambre des Députés as well as a large statue of Pichegru at Besancón in 1829. This statue no longer exists.
was pupil to David, Jacques-Louis