Carrier-Belleuse Albert


Born in Anizy-le-Chateau, in 1824, dead in Sevres, in 1887. This sculptor, who had a great success while he was alive, made a lot of works. In the paper ‘The artist’, in 1865, Edouard Loc-Kroy wrote: «It’s almost a sculptor machine this M. Carrier-Belleuse. Every day comes up from his workshop busts, ornaments, statuettes, statues, candelabra; bronze, marble: he works everything. Sometimes, he might think that he is a genius.» This artist was frequently compared to Clodion.
Some of his works ornate palaces like The woman and the child decorating the chimney of the hotel de PaÏva. Two big gilded-bronze candlesticks presented at the 1867’s Exposition Universelle. Opera Garnier of Paris. City Hall of Paris.

His notoriety can’t stop growing up. He worked in Paris for the St Augustin Church, the Tuileries, the Louvre, the Hotel de Ville, the Opera and for the Banque de France fronton.
He won a lot of prices and was named Director of the Manufactory of Sevres in 1875.

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