Vincent Baron

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Vincent Alfred Baron (born June 11, 1820 in Meximieux , Département Ain , † May 6, 1892 in Paris ) was a French actor and sculptor .


He came to Paris in 1835 with his father, a painter. After five years of painting and sculpture, he entered the Conservatoire de Paris , made his debut in 1841 at the Théâtre National de l'Odéon and then played in various Parisian theaters.

After a three-year hiatus in which he only worked as a sculptor, he joined the Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin , where he became technical director in 1853. His medallion portraits exhibited in the Salon de Paris from 1848 , including the Rachel , Samson, Beauvallet, etc., received widespread recognition. As an actor he distinguished himself through his great mastery in the mask.

His sister Delphine Baron (* 1828) zu Lyon, married to the dramatic writer Marc-Fournier since 1844, was also known as a talented actress and also as a draftsman and wood cutter.


  • Gustave Vapereau : Dictionnaire universel des contemporains . 6th edition. Hachette, Paris [et al.] 1893

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Pseudonym for the Swiss writer Marc Jean Louis Fournier (1818–1879).