(1796 - 1875)
Antoine-Louis Barye was active/lived in France. Antoine Louis Barye is known for animalier sculpture.
Biography Antoine-Louis Barye
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The son of a goldsmith, Parisian born Antoine-Louis Bayre was a
sculptor of animal subjects and acclaimed, not only for his apparent
skill, but as the founder of what became known as the French Animaliers
School. Among his patrons were representatives of the state
government and royalty including the Duke of Orleans and the Dukes of
Luynes, Montpensier and Nemours.
Well compensated financially, he
was able to buy the best of materials and hire the country's most
skilled foundry craftsmen. The foundry he hired was owned by
Ferdinand Barbedienne, and casts from this period were stamped with the
letters, FB. However, he did not make a lot of money from his
work because he was such a perfectionist that of
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