Henri Michel Antoine Chapu Sculpture Reproductions
September 29, 1833 to April 21, 1891. Henri Michel Antoine Chapu was a famous French sculptor and portrait medalist. A student at Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris he studied under James Pradier, Francois-Joseph Duret and Leon Cogniet. In 1855 he won the Prix de Rome and he spent five years in Italy studying at the Academie de France in Rome. In 1861 his statue Mercury won him fame and numerous commissions followed.