French artistDied when: 77 years 362 days (935 months)
Star Sign: Taurus
François Pompon (9 May 1855 – 6 May 1933) was a French sculptor and animalier.Pompon made his Salon debut in 1879, exhibiting a statue of Victor Hugo's Cosette (from Les Misérables).
He was a pioneer of modern stylized animalier sculpture.He was not fully recognized for his artistic accomplishments until the age of 67 at the Salon d'Automne of 1922 with the work "Ours blanc", also known as "the White Bear".
Pompon died in Paris, France, on 6 May 1933.
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