Charles Albert Despiau
(1874 - 1946)
Charles Albert Despiau was active/lived in France. Charles Despiau is known for figure sculpture and drawing.
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Charles Despiau (November 4, 1874 - October 30, 1946) was a French sculptor. He was born at Mont-de-Marsan, Landes and attended first the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs* and later the Ecole des Beaux Arts*. He began exhibiting at the Salon des Artistes Français*, from 1898 to 1900; then at the less academic Société Nationale des Beaux Arts*, where he showed from 1901 to 1921, and finally to the Salon des Tuileries*, where he exhibited from 1923 to 1944.
Auguste Rodin hired him as an assistant in 1907. Despiau worked with Rodin, as well as doing his own sculpture, until 1914, when he was drafted for service in the camouflage unit in World War I.
Returning to sculpture after the war, his success was established with his one-man
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