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 Charles Valton  (1851 - 1918)

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Lived/Active: France      Known for: animal sculpture

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Charles Valton was born in Pau, France on 1/26/1861.  A student of both Antoine Louis Barye and Emmanuel Fremiet, he studied at the famous Paris zoological garden, "Jardin des Plantes".

He made his debut at the Paris Salon in 1868.

By 1914, over seventy of his models were exhibited at the Salon.  In 1875, he became a member of the Society of French Artists.  He received medals for his sculpture in 1875, 1885, as well as at the Exposition Universelle of 1889 and 1900.

In 1883, he became a Professor of Sculpture at the Germain Pilon School.  In 1906, Valton received the Cross of the Legion d'Honneur.

His museum works include Mammoth and Polar Bear, (Natural History Museum, Paris), Head of a Lion, ( Castres), Lion, (Constantine), and Tiger and Tigress at the Mus`ee Galliera, Paris.

Submitted by Dr. David Bruce Welch, retired Assistant Professor, Northwestern University

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Research by Dr. Welch, Art Historian
Dictionnaire des Peintres Sculpteurs Dessinateurs et Graveurs, E. Benezit, 1959
-Bronze Sculpture of "Les Animaliers", 1971

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