Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux
(French, 1827 - 1875)
Portrait of the Artist
by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux

One of the major sculptors in mid-nineteenth century France, Carpeaux studied under Franҫois Rude before embarking on a trip to Italy in 1854 where he was able to study ancient Roman and Hellenistic statues as well as the works of Michelangelo. He became an early teacher of Rodin, in whose work there are strong resemblances. Carpeaux's most celebrated work is his sculptural group called 'Danse' for the Opéra Garnier, Paris (the original is now displayed in the Musée d'Orsay, Paris).

He bequeathed most of his collection to the Fine Arts Museum of Valenciennes, in Northern France.

Contributors:   kohn1fox, Josselin
Name:Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux
Dates:1827 - 1875
Nationality:French
Sex:Male
Self Portraits
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Top owners of works by this artist
Musée des Beaux Arts de Valenciennes(France - Valenciennes)87 artworks
Musée d'Orsay(France - Paris)23 artworks
Musée du Louvre(France - Paris)4 artworks
Los Angeles County Museum of Art(United States - Los Angeles, California)4 artworks
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek - Copenhagen(Denmark - Copenhagen)3 artworks
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon(France - Dijon)2 artworks
Dallas Museum of Art(United States - Dallas, Texas)2 artworks
National Gallery of Art - Washington DC(United States - Washington)2 artworks
Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY(United States - New York)2 artworks
Victoria and Albert Museum - London(United Kingdom - London)1 artworks
Kimbell Art Museum - Fort Worth(United States - Fort Worth, TX)1 artworks

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This person died over 70 years ago (in 1875).

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