Antonio Canova Sculpture Reproductions
November 1, 1757-October 13, 1822 Antoine Canova was an Italian neoclassical sculptor who was considered to be the greatest sculptor of his time. He began as a stone smith apprentice to his grandfather. At the age of eleven Canova went to live and work with sculptor Giuseppe Bernardi. In 1802 he was invited by Napoleon to go to Paris where he became the court sculptor. One of his most famous works, “Venus Victrix” is a sculpture of Napoleon’s sister, Pauline Borghese. The sculpture is part classical goddess and part portrait. In 1810 he was appointed president of the Accademia di S. Luca in Rome. From 1812 to 1816 he sculpted his famous “The Graces”.