Auguste Carli

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Auguste Carli
Born July 12, 1868
Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
Died January 28, 1930
Paris, France
Nationality French
Occupation Sculptor
Relatives François Carli (brother)

Auguste Carli (1868-1930) was a French sculptor.

'Marseille Porte de l'Orient' by Auguste Carli along the main staircase of the Gare Saint-Charles

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Auguste Carli was born on July 12, 1868 in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France. His younger brother, François Carli (1872-1957), was also a sculptor.[1][2]

Career[edit]

He was a sculptor.

He designed two statues on either side of the main staircase of the Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles: one, called 'Marseille colonie grecque' ("Marseille, Greek colony") and the other one, called 'Marseille Porte de l'Orient' ("Marseille, door to the East").[3] Additionally, he designed a sculpture on the building of the Caisse d'Épargne on the corner of Cours Pierre Puget and Place Estrangin in Marseille.[1] He also designed a fountain with a sculpture of Amphitrite on the Place Joseph Etienne for Joseph Hippolyte Etienne (1790-1881), which was dedicated in 1906.

He designed a statue of Jesus Christ and Saint Veronica, which is displayed inside the Marseille Cathedral.[4][5][6]

He also designed the tomb of Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticelli (1824-1886) in the Palais Longchamp Marseille. Additionally, he designed sculptures in the Cimetière Saint-Pierre, a cemetery in Marseille.

Death[edit]

He died on January 28, 1930 in Paris.

Legacy[edit]

  • The Place Auguste et François Carli, a town square in Marseille, is named for him and his brother.[7]

Gallery[edit]

Auguste Carli
Sculpture by Auguste Carli on the Caisse d'Épargne building in Marseille
Sculpture by Auguste Carli on the Caisse d'Épargne building in Marseille 
'Christ and Saint Veronica' by Auguste Carli inside the Marseille Cathedral
'Christ and Saint Veronica' by Auguste Carli inside the Marseille Cathedral 
Tomb of Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticelli designed by Auguste Carli in Marseille
Tomb of Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticelli designed by Auguste Carli in Marseille 
Fountain with a sculpture of Amphitrite on Place Joseph Etienne in Marseille
Fountain with a sculpture of Amphitrite on Place Joseph Etienne in Marseille 
Another statue designed by Auguste Carli in the Cimetière Saint-Pierre in Marseille
Statue designed by Auguste Carli in the Cimetière Saint-Pierre in Marseille 
Another statue designed by Auguste Carli in the Cimetière Saint-Pierre in Marseille 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Revue de Provence et de Langue d'Oc: artistique, littéraire, scientifique et historique, P. Ruat., 1905, Volumes 7-10, p. 77 [1]
  2. ^ Bernard Mugnier, La statuaire johannique du XVIe au XXe siècle, Volume 2, 2011, p. 47 [2]
  3. ^ Leora Auslander, Le genre de la nation, Presses Universitaires du Mirail, 2000, Issue 12, p. 189 [3]
  4. ^ Dominique Auzias, Marseille 2013 Petit Futé, Le Petit Futé, 4 Apr 2013, p. 388 [4]
  5. ^ Dominique Auzias, Jean-Paul Labourdette, Les 100 plus belles églises de France 2011 - 2012, Le Petit Futé, 2011, p. 222 [5]
  6. ^ Liliane Counord, Jean-Paul Labourdette, Gérard Bernar, Dominique Auzias, Petit Futé Provence, Le Petit Futé, 2010, p. 256 [6]
  7. ^ Google Maps