Paul Landowski

Paul Landowski ( born June 1, 1875 in Paris, † March 31, 1961 in Boulogne- Billancourt ) was a French sculptor of Polish origin.

He was director of the Villa Medici, later the director of the Académie des Beaux -Arts, and World Exhibition curator (1937 ) and created among others Statues for the Reformation Monument in Geneva. His best known work is the statue of Christ ( Cristo redentor ) on the Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro. He created it in five years' work according to the plans of the Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa. In 1931 she was finished.

Landowskis son Marcel Landowski was an important French composer and cultural politicians.