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Raoul Verlet was a French sculptor. He was born at Angoulême on 7 September 1857 and died in Cannes in 1923.
age 17 he decided to devote himself to sculpture. He spent two
years at Bordeaux, and came to Paris where he went to art school and
became a student of
Cavalier and especially Barrias. He won a scholarship in his
early works were very popular with
the public including two statues on the gravestones as part of a
monument to the dead children in the Charente in 1870. This
recognition earned him a commission for a sculpture commemorating the
sacrifice of children in the Indre in the town of Chateauroux.
He won a Prix de Rome and in 1887, a Prize for his sculpture, Pain of Orpheus. He received the Medal of Honor at the Salon of 1900 He lived in Louviers (c. 1895-1910) and was president of the Friends of the Arts of Eure.
He was named Chevalier of the Legion of Honneur and in 1910, was elected a member of the Academy of Fine Arts.