Happy Birthday Jean Baptiste Lemoyne!! This French sculptor was born in 1704. His father was also a sculptor. In 1725 he won the Rome prize but never did make the trip to claim it. His fantastic portrait busts were his specialty. Lemoyne had several pupils including Falconet, Pigalle and Houdon. His work can be found in museums throughout the world. I have included his favored religious work Baptism of Christ.