François-Léon Sicard (born April 21, 1862 , Tours ; died July 8, 1934 in Paris ) was a French sculptor . He is considered one of the most talented yet largely artistically elusive sculptors of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His work includes contributions to the Louvre's sculpture complex as well as numerous sculptures around the world.
Sicard was born in Tours. He studied with Louis-Ernest Barrias and is known for his sculptures and ardently patriotic original works of art. Despite his fertility and work across Europe, surprisingly little is known about him. His works are quite similar to those of Gustave Crauk (1827–1920) and Antoine-Augustin Préault (1809–1879), and he may have worked with Crauk.
He was a member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts . In 1891 he won the Prix de Rome .
- Le Bon Samaritain ( The Good Samaritan )
- Oedipe et le Sphinx ( Oedipus and the Sphinx )
- Archibald - Fountain in Hyde Park , Sydney , Australia
- four atlases of the Hôtel de ville in Tours , ca.1900, architect Victor Laloux
- Autel de la Convention nationale or Autel républicain ( Panthéon , Paris, 1913)
Le Bon Samaritain (1896), Tuileries Garden , Paris .
Monument à la Convention nationale (1913), Panthéon de Paris .
Georges Clemenceau monument
- Jardin du palais Saint-Pierre (French)
- Collection de sculptures du musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon (French)
- Category: Sculpture en France (French)
References and footnotes
- Daniel Cady Eaton: A Handbook of Modern French Sculpture. Dodd, Mead and Company, 1918, pp. 273-274
- Philippe Bélaval : POUR FAIRE ENTRER LE PEUPLE AU PANTHÉON . Report to Monsieur le Président de la République. 2013
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Sicard, François-Léon|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||French sculptor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||April 21, 1862|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Tours|
|DATE OF DEATH||July 8, 1934|
|Place of death||Paris|