Evgeni Alexandrovich (Eugene) Lanceray
(1848 - 1886)
Evgeni Alexandrovich (Eugene) Lanceray was active/lived in Russian Federation, France. Evgeni Lanceray is known for animal sculpture.
Evgeny Aleksandrovich Lansere (also called Lanceray) was born August 24, 1848, in Morshansk and died April 4, 1886, at Neskuchne, Kharkiv Province, Ukraine. As a sculptor, Lansere was known primarily for his Russian and ethnographic genre studies, as well as animalier.
The son of state councilor Ludwig Paul (Aleksandr) Lansere (1815-1869), Lansere grew up in a privileged noble family, entering the local gymnasium where it was noted at a young age that he was already a talented renderer of horses.
In 1861 he moved to Saint Petersburg with his family, where he completed his education. In 1867 and 1876 he traveled to Paris, where he studied sculpture as well as the methodology of bronze casting. Following his first stint in Paris he returned to Russia in 1868.
In 1872 he received the title of Artist First Class from the Imperial Academy of Arts and 1874 he was recognized as an Academician; from 1879 he was also a member of the Moscow Society of Fine Arts.
Lansere began his public career executing private commissions as unique casts, but the popularity of his work convinced Lansere to sell the license to cast his works to the Chopin, Sazikov, and Grachev foundries. These makers began replicating his work and creating the large numbers of casts we see today of varying quality.