Alfred (Alf Barye or A Barye Fils) Barye
(1839 - 1882)
Alfred (Alf. Barye or A. Barye Fils) Barye was active/lived in France. Alfred Barye is known for wild and domestic animal and figure sculpture, race horses.
Biography Alfred (Alf. Barye or A. Barye Fils) Barye
Alfred Barye (1839 - 1882) was born in Paris, France, the son of Antoine Louis Barye the famous Animalier sculptor, on January 21st 1839. Alfred was an accomplished artist and sculptor in his own right, but for his entire career he worked in the shadow of his much better known and more famous father. Alfred apprenticed under the tutelage of his father and expertly learned the art of bronze sand casting at a very young age while working along side his brothers in his father's studio and foundry. Because of this early first hand knowledge of foundry techniques, his bronze sculptures show a very high degree of detail, workmanship, and finish to them. Many of his earliest works, done as a young man, are small casts of wild animals,
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