Eugene Aizelin (1821-1902)
A student at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1844 he began his training under Ramey and Dumont. Aizelin exhibited a plaster work of Sapho at the Salon of 1852. His later pieces helped him to win a second-class medal in 1861, a third-class medal at the Expositon Universelle in 1878, and a Gold Medal at the Exposition Universelle in 1889.
He sculpted biblical and mythological subjects, characters from opera and effigies of Saints. Notably his work was commissioned for the Opera, the Hotel de Ville and the Louvre in Paris. The Luxembourg museum owns one of his groups in marble, Agar and Ismael, and a statue in bronze, Judith.
Aizelin died at the beginning of 1902 in Paris, 10, rue Gay-Lussac, in the house he had lived in for the past thirty years. He was preceeded by his wife, Sophia Berger, a painter who exhibited at the Salon from 1847 to 1870.
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