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 Pierre Jules (P.J.) Mene  (1810 - 1879)

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Lived/Active: France      Known for: realistic animal sculpture, dogs, horses, wildlife

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BIOGRAPHY for Pierre Jules Mene
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1810 (Paris, France)
 
Death
1879 (Paris, France)

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France

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PIERRE JULES MENE (1810-1879)
 
Pierre Jules Mene, (P. J. Mene), was born in Paris in March of 1810 and died in Paris at number 9 Rue de L'Entrepot on May 21, 1879.  The son of a metal turner, he received his earliest teaching on sculpture and foundry work from his father, and he opened his own foundry in the 1850s, creating lost-wax castings of his sculptures in bronze.  Although mostly self-taught, Mene was encouraged by sculptor Rene Compaire, and was also influenced b (showing 500 of 6327 characters).




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