Allegrain Christophe Gabriel
Christophe-Gabriel Allegrain, born October 11, 1710 in Paris and died April 17, 1795 in the same city, is a French sculptor.
Grandson of Étienne Allegrain (c. 1650-1733), landscape painter, and son of Gabriel Allegrain (c. 1680-1733), also a member of the Academy, Christophe-Gabriel Allegrain is the sculptor’s brother-in-law and collaborator Jean-Baptiste Pigalle. He became the king’s sculptor and member of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, of which he was the rector and dean.
At the very beginning of the 18th century, Christophe-Gabriel Allegrain moved to Paris in the Marais district, along the rue du Rempart, where he established his workshop on the site of the old ramparts of Philippe Auguste and Charles V1. . Among the artists who then had their studio in this street were the sculptor Robert Le Lorrain, as well as Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, his collaborator, whose sister Geneviève Charlotte Pigalle (1713-before 1744) he married.
Succeeding Lambert Sigisbert Adam (1700-1759), he was appointed professor of sculpture at the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture on July 7, 1759 and was replaced by Louis Jean-Jacques Durameau in 1781.