PRADIER, JAMES, French sculptor, was born at Geneva in 1790 and died in Paris on 5th June 1852. He was a member of the Academy and a brilliant and popular sculptor of the pre-llomantic period, representing in France the drawing-room classicism which Canova illustrated at Rome. His chief works a-re the Son of Niobe, Atalanta, Psyche, Sappho (all in the Louvre), Prometheus (Tuileries Gardens), a bas-relief on the triumphal arch of the Car-rousel, the figures of Fa,me on the Arc de l'Etoile, and a statue of J. J. Rousseau for Geneva..
See .ilaga:in. pittoresque, vi., and xi. ; Barbet de Jouy, Sculptures moclernes du Louvre.