XIX - XXth century sculptures
BENNETEAU-DESGROIS Félix (1879-1963)
Taught by Mercié and Falguière, he exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français in 1895 and won the prix de Rome in 1909 for his classical sculpture 'Vénus sauve Hélène de la mort'. He is well known for his marble and stone portraits and busts of public personnalities as much as for his monuments and allegorical subjects. He embrasses orientalist themes in the late 1940s.