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Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (1824-1887)

Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse 1824-1887 was born in Anizy-le-Château, Aisne, France, and studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He was a student of the sculptor François Jouffroy and the painter Léon Cogniet. He began his career as a sculptor, producing several works for the French government. He also worked on a number of public monuments, including the Monument to the Dead in the Place de la Concorde in Paris. He is likely best known for being the mentor of Auguste Rodin, who served as his assistant between 1864 and 1870.

Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse 1824-1887 was a prolific artist, producing a wide range of sculptures, paintings, and decorative works. He was particularly known for his small bronze sculptures, which were often used as decorations for the homes of collectors. He also created a number of busts of famous figures, including Napoleon III and Victor Hugo. He was also a successful portrait painter, producing portraits of many of the leading figures of his time.

Throughout his career, Carrier-Belleuse was highly respected for his artistic skill and was awarded the Légion d’honneur in 1867. He was also a founding member of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts in 1862, and his works were exhibited in the Paris Salon. He continued to work until his death in 1887.

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