Albert Carrier-Belleuse (1824-1887)
Carrier-Belleuse was a student of David d'Angers and studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. He debuted at the Salon of 1850 and then went to work for Minton in England between 1850-1856.
After returning to Paris his reputation grew and he received important commissions for work on the Louvre, L'Opera and the Tuilleries. Carrier-Belleuse was a prolific sculptor of busts, small groups and figures in a variety of materials including plaster, marble and bronze. Many of his busts appeared in terra-cotta.
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