(1890 - 1970)
Robert Laurent was active/lived in Maine, New York. Robert Laurent is known for mod figure sculpture, wood carver.
Biography Robert Laurent
A sculptor and frame maker, Robert Laurent came to New York City in 1901 from France and then returned to Paris in 1905 for further training. There he was exposed to avant-garde art, and returning to New York in 1910, began carving frames for his artist friends including John LaFarge, Leon Kroll, Robert Henri, and Childe Hassam. The Philadelphia collector, Albert Barnes, also commissioned many frames from him for the Barnes Collection.
During this time, Laurent began making wood sculptures, and was the only sculptor in New York carving directly into wood. In the 1920s, he began working with alabaster. and also did work in aluminum and bronze. For the first mezzanine of Radio City Music Hall at Rockefeller Cen
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