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Pierre Jules Mene

 (1810 - 1879)
Pierre Jules (P.J.) Mene was active/lived in France.  Pierre Jules Mene is known for realistic animal sculpture, dogs, horses, wildlife.

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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 by two painters: Edwin Landseer of England with his expressive sentimentality, as well as Carle Vernet of France, in capturing spirit, grace and compositional beauty in sculptural form. 

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