Louis Ernest Barrias
(1841 - 1905)
Louis Ernest Barrias was active/lived in France. Louis Barrias is known for Beaux-Arts sculpture, public monuments.
Biography Louis Ernest Barrias
Louis-Ernest Barrias (13 April 1841 - 4 February 1905) was a French sculptor of the Beaux-Arts* school.
He was born in Paris into a family of artists. His father was a porcelain-painter, and his older brother Félix-Joseph Barrias a well-known painter. Louis-Ernest also started out as a painter, studying under Léon Cogniet, but later took up sculpture with Pierre-Jules Cavelier as teacher.
In 1858 he was admitted to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts* in Paris, where his teacher was François Jouffroy. In 1865 Barrias won the Prix de Rome* for study at the French Academy in Rome.
Barrias was involved in the decoration of the Paris Opéra and the Hôtel de la Païva in the Champs-Élysées. His work was mostly in marble, in a Rom
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