François Sicard

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Sicards sculpture by George Sand (Photo courtesy of the artist)
La Convention Nationale (The National Convention ) by François Sicard , on the base the inscription: Vivre libre ou mourir “Live free or die” (in the apse of the Panthéon in Paris)
View of Sicard's work in the apse of the Panthéon

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 .

Works (selection)


See also

References and footnotes

  1. ^ Paris, Panthéon: Monument to the National Convention


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