French sculptor known for developing the Statue of Liberty. He also produced the statue of Marquis de Lafayette in Union Square in NEW YORK. He went to the Lycee Louis-le-Grand in Paris and went on to review architecture in the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. The Statue of Liberty was the best structure in NY at that time it had been erected. He wedded Jeanne-Emilie Baheux Puysieux in 1875. He and Gustave Eiffel both done the Statue of Liberty.