François Carli

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François Carli
Born April 11, 1872
Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
Died December 19, 1957
Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
Nationality French
Occupation Sculptor
Relatives Auguste Carli (brother)

François Carli (1872-1957) was a French sculptor.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

François Carli was born on April 11, 1872 in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France. His older brother, Auguste Carli (1868-1930), was also a sculptor.[1][2]

Sculpture of Saint Thérèse de Lisieux inside the Église Saint-Cannat in Marseille
Sculpture of Jean Marie du Lau in the Church of St. Trophime, Arles

Career[edit]

He was a sculptor. From his atelier located at 6 Rue Jean Roque in Marseille, he sold many Tanagra figurines, Egyptian and Chaldean sculptures.[3]

He designed a sculpture of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux (1873–1897), which was displayed in the Église Saint-Cannat in Marseille.[4] Additionally, he did a sculpture of Jean Marie du Lau (1738-1792) for the Church of St. Trophime in Arles. He also designed a war memorial in Eyguières.

Personal life[edit]

In 1897, he married Jeanne Gondard, sister of sculptor Paul Gondard (1884-1953).

Death[edit]

He died on December 19, 1957 in Marseille.

Legacy[edit]

  • The Place Auguste et François Carli, a town square in Marseille, is named for him and his brother.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. ^ Paul Masson (ed.), Charles Fabry, Édouard Heckel et al., Les Bouches-du-Rhône : Encyclopédie départementale, vol. VI : La vie intellectuelle, Marseille, Archives départementales des Bouches-du-Rhône, 1914, p. 301
  4. ^ Jean-Robert Caïn, Emmanuel Laugier, Trésors des églises de Marseille: patrimoine culturel communal, Ville de Marseille, 2010, p. 113 [3]
  5. ^ Google Maps