(1880 - 1960)
Edgar Brandt was active/lived in New York / France, Switzerland. Edgar Brandt is known for iron sculpture, public monuments.
Edgar Brandt was born in Paris on December 24, 1880. His family moved to Orleans when he was four years old. At age 18, he graduated the Brevet Technicien Superieur and did two years military service with the 153rd infantry in Nancy.
Brandt was awarded a gold medal 1st class, at the Salon des Artistes Francais, and became a member of the vetting team of the organization. In 1904, he was ordered to go to Toul near Nancy for military service. There it became apparent to him that the French Infantry had no light versatile weapon with a long target-range. At the end of the year he returned to Paris with the order to design and make a 60mm mortar and the required ammunition.
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