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Albert Ernest Carrier Belluse

 (1824 - 1887)
Albert Ernest Carrier Belluse was active/lived in France.  Albert Belluse is known for sculpture.

Albert Ernest Carrier Belluse

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Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse trained as a goldsmith, then entered Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1840 under Pierre-Jean David d'Angers.  He went to Petite Ecole to study, worked in London from 1850 to 1855, designing ceramics and metalwork models .  In 1857, he exhibited sculptures at the Salon, received medals and important commissions.  1851 to 1870, Emperor Napoleon III hired him to work on the rebuilding of Paris.

Styles: naturalism, Realism, neo-Baroque, and Rococo.  He instructed Auguste Rodin.

Biography from Sotheby's London, New Bond Street
Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse was one of the most important and innovative sculptors of 19th-century France.  During his long career, Carrier-Belleuse was responsible for important public monuments, as well as creating decorative sculpture for a diverse clientele. One of his major contributions to sculpture is the introduction of 19th-century technology in his workshop to efficiently reproduce his models for an eager market. This way his terracotta and marble models, many of which represent playful mythological subjects and beautiful women, could be dispersed widely.

Carrier-Belleuse’s prolific workshop also became an important training ground for younger sculptors, notably Auguste Rodin, who acted as the master’s assistant between 1864 and 1870.

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About  Albert Ernest Carrier Belluse

Born:  1824 - France
Died:   1887
Known for:  sculpture