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 Louis Majorelle

Louis Majorelle

Birth
Toul, Departement de Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France
Death 15 Jan 1926 (aged 66)
Nancy, Departement de Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France
Burial Nancy, Departement de Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France
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Memorial ID 11330 · View Source
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Artist, Furniture Maker. Studied art at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris but had to return home after his father's untimely death to take over his father's business in Nancy, which specialized in period furniture. Like many Nancy artists of the time, his first designs had strong Rococo influences before he adopted the Art Nouveau style in 1897-98, under the influence of Emile Gallo. Though he made use of plant forms like Gallo in constructing and designing furniture, his designs were more plastic. He is known for his use of wrought bronze and brass as an ornamental feature in his furniture, though he also produced large-scale metal work as well. Until the 1920's he worked in collaboration with the Daum Brothers designing vase stands and lamp bases. He was a board member of the Ecole de Nancy, and in 1905 carried out the refurbishing of Siegfried Bing's Maison de l'Art Nouveau in Paris. He is considered the leading furniture designer of the Nancy school but after Gallo's death in 1904 he returned to classicism.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 31 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11330
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Louis Majorelle (9 Sep 1859–15 Jan 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11330, citing Cimetière de Préville, Nancy, Departement de Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .