Flemish Neoclassical sculptor and architect. He studied at the Academies of Bruges and Ghent, and later in Paris with Antoine Chaudet.
He went to Rome by winning the Prix de Rome in 1807. He returned to Bruges in 1811 and was named architect of the town and director of the Academy in 1814. He was the official sculptor of King William I.
As sculptor he worked mainly in marble. He made the statue of Jan van Eyck in Bruges. He created the Fish Market in 1820, an example of Neoclassical architecture.
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