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Chalgrin, Jean

Thomas Kellner: 03#05 Paris, Arc de Triomphe(architect: Jean Chalgrin), 1997, C-Print, 19,5x25,0 cm/7,6"x9,7", edition 10+3

Jean Chalgrin (1739–1811)

Chalgrin was born in 1739. He was a French architect, best known for his design for the Arc de Triomphe, Paris.
He was educated by the prophet of neoclassicism Giovanni Niccolò Servandoni and by the radical classicist Étienne-Louis Boullée in Paris. Later he studied at the French Academy in Rome. Returning to Paris, he was quickly given an appointment as an inspector of public works for the city of Paris.

Important works

Hôtel Saint-Florentin, Paris
Hôtel de Mademoiselle de Luzy, Paris
Additions to the Collège de France, Paris
Restoration of the façade and rebuilding the north tower of Saint-Sulpice, Paris
Hunting lodge, Étiolles
Chapelle du Saint-Esprit, Paris
Ancienne Laiterie de Madame Versailles
Music pavilion for the comtesse de Provence, Versailles
ÉKircheglise de St. Philippe-du-Roule, Paris
Pavilion and jardin à l'anglaise, Versailles
Works at Palais du Luxembourg, Paris
Arc de Triomphe, Paris
Restoration of the Théâtre de l'Odéon, Paris