XIX - XXth century sculptures
BARYE Antoine Louis (1795-1875)
Antoine Louis Barye was born in Paris. Fourier soon formed him in the art of steel carving and he became an illustrious chaser, while initiating himself to all the metal treatment professions. After attending l'Ecole des beaux-arts de Paris where he was given a classical formation, he was discovered by the public in 1831, at the Salon, where he exposed his work 'Tigre dévorant un gavial', therefore acquiring the status of the first romantic sculptor. He his known as the master of animal sculpture of XIXth century.