Raoul Larche (1860-1912) French
One of the most remarkable sculptors of the Art Noveau period, Larche studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and debuted at the Salon of 1884. He won the Second Prix de Rome in 1886 and had great success with his sculpture of Loie Fuller. He later won a bronze medal and travel scholarship in 1890 and a gold medal in 1893.
Larche received official commissions for Paris monuments including the group La Musique at the Grand Palais and is best remembered for his bronzes and glass lamps in the forms of famous dancers such as Fuller and Isadora Duncan. In 1900 he won a Gold Medal at the Exposition Universelle.
Paris, Petit Palais: Fleur des Pres Bronze)
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