RAMBOT, Jean-Claude
(b. 1621, Franche-Comté, d. 1694, Aix-en-Provence)


French sculptor and architect, active in Aix-en-Provence. In the seventeenth century Baroque developments, characterized by a taste for monumentality and trompe l'oeil, gave Aix its present appearance. Large workshops developed in which architects, painters and sculptors worked closely together. The Parisian architect Pierre Pavillon (1612-70), with the sculptor-architect Jean-Claude Rambot (1621-94) and the sculptor Jacques Fossé (1613-1703), rebuilt the Hôtel de Ville (1655-70), notable for its striking staircase consisting of twin interlocking spirals, as well as the Pavillon Vendôme (1667; enlarged 18th century).

The Parc Rambot, a public park in Aix-en-Provence, is named in his honour.

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