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Alexandre Falguiere

 (1831 - 1900)
Alexandre Falguiere was active/lived in France.  Alexandre Falguiere is known for portrait painting, allegorical figure sculpture, teaching.

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Jean Alexandre Joseph Falguière (also given as Jean-Joseph-Alexandre Falguière, or in short Alexandre Falguière) (7 September 1831, Toulouse - 20 April 1900, Paris) was a French sculptor and painter.

He was 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 Paris Salon in 1868 and was appointed officer of the Légion d'honneur in 1878.

His first bronze statue of importance was Le Vainqueur au Combat de Coqs (Victor of the Cockfight) (1864), and Tarcisus the Christian Boy-Martyr followed in 1867; both were exhibited in the Luxembourg Museum and are now in the Musée d'Orsay.  His more important monuments are those to Admiral Courbet (   ...  Displaying 750 of 2728 characters.

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