Armel Beaufils

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Émile Jean Armel Beaufils (1882, Rennes – 1952) was a French sculptor who created numerous commemorative works in his native Brittany. Beaufils was born in Rennes and died in Saint-Briac-sur-Mer. He always signed his work "Armel Beaufils".[1] He also collaborated with his partner Suzanne Duvivier, who used the name Zannic Beaufils. Beaufils was a member of the left-liberal Breton faction the Blues of Brittany.

Principal works[edit]


  1. ^ Denise Delouche, article in Les Noms qui ont fait l'histoire de Bretagne, Coop Breizh and Institut culturel de Bretagne, 1997


  • Prevel, Corinne, La démarche régionaliste d'Armel Beaufils, in: Delouche Denise. La création bretonne 1900-1940. Arts de l'Ouest. Rennes : P.U.R., 1995, p. 81-92.
  • Dressaye, Catherine, Devaux, Anne-Louise and Yves (dir.). Armel et Zannic Beaufils. Saint-Briac-sur-Mer : Association Namasté, 1996.