Louis-Simon Boizot

Louis-Simon Boizot (1743–1809) was a French sculptor whose models for biscuit figures for Sèvres porcelain are better-known than his large-scale sculptures.

At sixteen, Boizot became a student at the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture and worked in the atelier of the sculptor René-Michel Slodtz (1705–1764), with whom Houdon also trained. Boizot took the Prix de Rome for sculpture in 1762, for a sojourn at the French Academy in Rome (1765–70). Boizot exhibited at the annual salons until 1800. From 1805 he held a chair at the Academie des BeauxArts. Among many others, Boizot executed the sculpture for the Fontaine du Palmier erected in 1808 in the Place du Châtelet, Paris