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 Alexandre Falguière

Alexandre Falguière

Birth
Toulouse, Departement de la Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France
Death 20 Apr 1900 (aged 68)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Plot division 4
Memorial ID 7724 · View Source
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Sculptor. Born in Toulouse. A pupil of the École des Beaux-Arts, he won the Prix de Rome in 1859; he was awarded the medal of honor at the Salon in 1868 and was appointed officer of the Legion of Honour in 1878. His first bronze statue of importance was the Victor of the Cock-Fight (1864), and Tarcisus the Christian Boy-Martyr followed in 1867; both are now in the Luxembourg Museum. His more important monuments are those to Admiral Courbet (1890) at Abbeville and the famous Joan of Arc. Among more ideal work are Eve (1880), Diana (1882 and 1891), Woman and Peacock, and The Poet, astride his Pegasus spreading wings for flight. Alexandre was a painter as well as a sculptor, but somewhat inferior in merit. He displays a fine sense of colour and tone, added to the qualities of life and vigour that he instills into his plastic work. Alexandre also taught; among his students were Francis Edwin Elwell, Julien Caussé, Laurent Marqueste, Henri Crenier and Théophile Barrau. He became a member of the Institute de France (Académie des Beaux-Arts) in 1882. He died in Paris.

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  • Added: 19 Dec 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7724
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alexandre Falguière (7 Sep 1831–20 Apr 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7724, citing Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .